Louisville City FC will take aim at its next title on the road, traveling to play San Antonio FC on Sunday, Nov. 13, in the USL Championship Final.
Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET at 8,000-capacity Toyota Field in San Antonio. The final will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes with expanded pregame and postgame radio coverage also on ESPN Louisville’s 680/105.7.
LouCity season ticket members received emailed communication with the ability to reserve one complimentary ticket — the club is footing the bill — per ticket in accounts. City also hoped to fund ground transportation via bus. Despite diligent efforts to do so, but a combination of the trip’s length and other events around the region already booking up inventory made it impossible to pull off on such short notice.
Watch Party Info
The club will host its official watch party at Saints Pizza Pub, 131 Breckenridge Lane in St. Matthews. More than 500 fans expressed an interest in attending, so with that in mind, the club has engaged with a number of other bars and restaurants pledging to air the game with sound on at their establishments.
Should Saints reach capacity, anyone who entered to win two 2023 season tickets or a team-signed jersey online remains eligible should they watch the final elsewhere.
All known watch party spots are below. Check back later for any additions. Restaurant and bar managers can be added to the list by emailing email@example.com.
Big Bar, 1202 Bardstown Road
Boombozz Pizza, 1448 Bardstown Road
Common Haus in Jeffersonville, 134 Spring Street
Double Dogs, 13307 Shelbyville Road
Dundee Tavern, 2224 Dundee Road
The Earl in New Albany, 109 E. Market
Hikes Point El Nopal, 3945 Taylorsville Road
The Exchange Pub in New Albany, 118 W. Main Street
Fox Den, 3814 Frankfort Avenue
Gallant Fox Brewing, 2132 Frankfort Avenue
Molly Malone’s, 933 Baxter Avenue
Outlook Inn, 916 Baxter Avenue
O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Avenue
The Raven Irish Pub, 3900 Shelbyville Road
Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Lane
Shenanigans Irish Grille, 1611 Norris Place
Spring Street Bar & Grill, 300 S. Spring Street
Vernon Lanes, 1575 Story Avenue
World of Beer, 9850 Von Allmen Court
San Antonio FC defeated Colorado Springs Switchbacks SC by a 2-0 score in Sunday night’s Western Conference Final to advance. On Saturday, LouCity defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 1-0, in the Eastern Conference Final.
Higher-seeded clubs receive home-field advantage throughout the USL Championship Playoffs. LouCity and San Antonio were both No. 1s in their respective conferences, but San Antonio earned more points than City (77 to 72) during the regular season.
Boasting two stars over its crest, LouCity remains the only club to win consecutive league crowns, accomplished in 2017 and 2018. Both of those victories came in Louisville. This will mark the club’s first USL Championship Final played away.
Operated by the NBA franchise San Antonio Spurs’ ownership group since launched in 2016, San Antonio FC is poised for its first USL Championship Final appearance. The club features a pair of All-League First Team selections in goalkeeper Jordan Farr and defender Mitchell Taintor.
The final — which before this year has never been contested between a pair of top seeds — will mark the first meeting between LouCity and San Antonio.