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Survival guide for Opening Ceremonies Attendees

07/16/2012, 3:26pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse

Here is a Q and A guide with everything you need to know about Schwan’s USA CUP Opening Ceremonies, which start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the National Sports Center Stadium.

What time should my team show up to march in the parade?
6:45 p.m. on the “C” fields south of the stadium.

What should we wear?
Teams can wear your uniforms, ethnic garb, fun hats, or anything else to put on a great show for the fans.

Can we bring water bottles to the Ceremony?
Please do. It’ll be hot tomorrow night, so it’s important to stay hydrated. It’s also okay for fans in the stands to bring their own water.

Can we throw stuff to the fans?
No, sorry. Please do not throw anything into the stands. Candy, beads, stuff like that … please don’t.

How long will the Ceremonies last?
The Ceremony itself will last about an hour. Then Rock the CUP, our post-ceremony live music event, will run another hour. So that means things should wrap up about 9:30 p.m.

If I come to Opening Ceremonies, will I be able to see any top-40 entertainers?
Funny you should ask. Why yes! We are proud to welcome up-and-coming artists Chris Rene (“Young Homie”) and Outasight (“Tonight is the Night.”) Both will be performing live on the big stage at the south end of the stadium field. And best, it’s a free concert!

Do spectators need a ticket?
Nope. The Ceremonies are free and open to the public. That includes Rock the CUP!

Will the Ceremonies be broadcast on TV?
The Ceremony will be broadcast live on the internet, It’s $8.95. Call all your family and friends back home and have them watch.

What happens if it rains?
If it’s just rain, we’ll continue. If we have any lightning in the area, we’ll be forced to cancel. Logistical challenges make it impossible to reschedule the Ceremony if we have to cancel Tuesday night.

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