Indy, Carmel to host World Cup watch parties Tuesday

United States players jog into a practice field during a training session at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The U.S. will play in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Tuesday is a big match for the U.S. men’s national soccer team in the World Cup.

The U.S. takes on Belgium and the city of Indianapolis wants Hoosiers to be part of a big watch party downtown.

The game doesn’t start until 4 p.m. but Mass. Ave. will be closed to traffic from Park Avenue to College Avenue starting at 9:30 a.m.

There will be three viewing areas for the game. Below are those details:

  • Gates will open to general public at 2 p.m.
  • Admission is free.
  • Three TVs will be in the area for people to watch the match.
  • Food trucks and beverage stations will be along Mass Ave.
  • An Indy Eleven family area will feature an “Autograph Alley” with team members, inflatable games, and merchandise sales and promotional giveaway items.
  • Fans should bring their own chairs and blankets.
  • Personal coolers will be permitted.
  • Parking is free at the Old National Centre.

Carmel is also holding a viewing party in the Arts & Design District.

They’re rolling out a jumbo-tron on the corner of Main Street and the Monon Trail starting at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Fans should bring a lawn chair or blanket. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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