As part of U.S. Soccer’s yearlong Centennial Celebration and with support from the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Chicago Sports Commission, U.S. Soccer is hosting a viewing party in Grant Park on Tuesday, June 18, for the crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Honduras.
Pre-match activities begin at 4 p.m. and the match itself will start at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.
USA vs. Honduras2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Kickoff at 8 p.m. CT
Watch the match LIVE on the GIANT SCREEN in Grant Park
The match, which will be televised on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas, will be shown on a 19’x33’ GoVision high-definition mobile giant screen at the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park between Jackson Drive and Monroe Street.
Activities in the Park
Starting at 4 p.m. and going through the end of the match, U.S. Soccer will have numerous activities open to the general public in Grant Park:
- Appearances by current and former soccer stars, including Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas and players Logan Pause and Chris Rolfe
- Pick-up soccer games on mini-fields
- A youth soccer clinic hosted by the Chicago Red Stars and the Illinois Youth Soccer Association
- A small-sided adult tournament hosted by Chicago Fire Rec Soccer
- Enter for a chance to win tickets to a future U.S. Soccer match
- Purchase official U.S. Soccer merchandise
- Food and beverage will be available for purchase
Public transportation is one of the easiest and most economical ways to get around in Chicago. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates a network of buses and elevated/subway trains throughout Chicago. For directions to Millennium Park visit www.transitchicago.com
When traveling from the suburbs, Metra, the premier commuter rail system, makes traveling to and from downtown Chicago and its surrounding areas easy and convenient with four downtown stations.
Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), exit at Congress East and continue to Michigan Avenue or Columbus Drive, turn North to parking
Edens Expressway (I-94) to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), exit at Congress East and continue to Michigan Avenue or Columbus Drive, turn North to parking
Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive North, exit at Monroe to parking
Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) to Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive North, exit at Monroe to parking
Eisenhower (I-290) proceed East to Michigan Avenue or Columbus Drive, turn North to parking ?Lakeshore Drive North or South, exit at Monroe to parking
Underground parking is available directly beneath the park in four garages.
The Millennium Park Garage is accessible from Columbus Drive between Randolph and Monroe Streets.
The Grant Park North Underground Garage is accessible directly from Michigan Avenue at Randolph and Madison streets.
The Monroe Street Garage is also accessible from Columbus Drive between Randolph and Monroe Streets.
The Grant Park South Garage is accessible from Michigan Avenue at Van Buren or Adams Streets.??For rates and more information call Laz Parking at 312.616.0600
Located at Randolph Street and Columbus Drive, this 300-space, heated indoor bicycle parking facility provides lockers, showers, a snack bar with outdoor summer seating, bike repair, bike rental and other amenities. Bicycle parking spaces are available free of charge. Monthly and annual memberships are also available. For more information, call 1.888.BIKE.WAY (1.888.245.3929) or visit www.chicagobikestation.com