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Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7:30 p.m. | NSC Stadium

Teams line up at 6:45 p.m. outside of the stadium

Free and open to the public! Bring the whole family for this wonderful celebration!

Schwan’s USA CUP features an Olympic-style ceremony showcasing ALL teams in the tournament. This colorful parade of teams leads up to the lighting of the cauldron and is a highlight of the event! Teams march wearing team uniforms or cultural costumes representative of their homes, and many carry team banners and country or state flags. Teams will march by country, state or Minnesota soccer club.

Live webcast available!

You can watch the Opening Ceremony from anywhere in the world LIVE with our nscgamecast.tv webcast. Watch all 1,000 plus teams as they parade into the stadium for the most memorable night of their soccer career!


The U.S. Navy's Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, performed at the 2017 Schwan's USA CUP Opening Ceremony.