Indy, Carmel to host World Cup watch parties Tuesday

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.


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