The new Major League Soccer team made the announcement in a March 30 launch of its brand new Austin FC and Q2 Stadium app, now available for download from the iTunes App store and Google Play store.
“In addition to covering 100% of households with televisions in the Austin metro area, Austin FC has now enabled anyone in our broadcast territory throughout the Austin and San Antonio metro areas to view regionally broadcasted matches through a smartphone, computer, or tablet for all Austin FC regular season regional broadcasts,” said Andy Loughnane, Austin FC president, in a March 30 news release.
The free broadcasts will be available at www.austinfc.com as well as the team’s official mobile app. Only regionally broadcast games—which will be aired on The CW Austin, KBVO-TV and KXAN—will be streamed by the team, meaning national broadcasts from ESPN and FS1 will not be hosted on the team’s website.
Austin FC in its news release stated details for Spanish language broadcasts will be made available at a later date.
Only fans living in Austin FC’s Central Texas broadcast territory will be able to watch the stream for free on the team’s website and app, according to the news release. For a full list of eligible ZIP codes, visit this site.
Austin FC will host its first gameday streams on the app for the upcoming La Copita preseason tournament. According to the team, it will stream the April 3 match against Houston Dynamo FC and the April 7 match against FC Dallas on its app and website.
The new app launched by the team will be necessary for fans to enter Q2 Stadium on match days, Austin FC stated in its news release. The Austin FC app will feature a “scannable ticket interface” to allow contactless entry through the stadium gates.
Fans will further be able to eventually purchase single game tickets through the app, while season ticket holders will have the ability to manage their tickets on their phones.
Information about Q2 Stadium, including a stadium map with information on food and beverage vendors, will be hosted on the app, according to the team. Match day information, including lineups and scores, can additionally be found on the Austin FC app.