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Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | NSC Stadium

Teams line up at 6:45 p.m. on fields C1 and C2

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 1000 plus teams as they parade into the stadium for the most memorable night of their soccer career!

Rock the Cup!

Immediately following the Opening Ceremony we are going to ROCK THE CUP! Join us for an after party on the field with DJ Mad Mardigan, the Official DJ of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, and Emcee Extraordinaire Ben Quam. 


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