American Ground Guide

Part bucket list ambition to visit every professional soccer stadium in the country, and part desire to provide a resource for fans, the original purpose of the WSOTP Ground Guide was to provide a comprehensive information source for American fans visiting American stands.

But… life got in the way. So now, these “guides” can serve as time capsules, a snapshot of what those grounds were like when I was able to visit them.

To construct these guides, I attempted to work directly with the clubs and local supporters to provide a full look at not just the match day experience at that stadium at the time — where to park, what seats are offer the best value, where’s the good beer — but also took a look at visiting the cities they sit in, too.

Just know that things will have undoubtedly changed since I visited and I can’t possibly keep up with them all. So as you follow my travels below, please don’t take any of this as dogma.

Eastern Conference
Club Stadium Location Visit Date & Guide
Atlanta United FC Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA 03/10/2019
CF Montreal Stade Saputo Montreal, QC TBD
Charlotte FC Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC TBD
Chicago Fire Soldier Field Chicago, IL 07/10/2005
Chicago Fire Toyota Park (old) Bridgeview, IL 06/2/2013
Columbus Crew Mapfre Stadium (old) Columbus, OH 06/15/2013
Columbus Crew Field Columbus, OH 08/27/2021
D.C. United RFK Stadium (old) Washington, DC 07/20/2014
FC Cincinnati TQL Stadium Cincinnati, OH 06/19/2021
New England Revolution Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA TBD
New York City FC Yankee Stadium (Temporary) Bronx, NY TBD
New York Red Bulls Red Bull Arena Harrison, NJ 08/28/2016
Orlando City SC Exploria Stadium Orlando, FL TBD
Philadelphia Union Subaru Park Chester, PA 08/27/2016
Toronto FC BMO Field Toronto, ON TBD
Western Conference
Club Stadium Location Visit Date & Guide
Austin FC Q2 Stadium Austin, TX TBD
Colorado Rapids Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO 7/29/2015
FC Dallas Toyota Stadium Frisco, TX 9/7/2013
Houston Dynamo BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, TX 9/8/2013
LA Galaxy Dignity Health Sports Park Carson, CA TBD
LAFC Banc of California Stadium Los Angeles, CA TBD
Nashville SC Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN 07/07/2018 (USL)
Portland Timbers Providence Park Portland, OR TBD
Real Salt Lake Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, UT TBD
San Jose Earthquakes PayPal Park San Jose, CA TBD
Seattle Sounders FC Lumen Field Seattle, WA TBD
Sporting KC Children’s Mercy Park Kansas City, KS TBD
Vancouver Whitecaps FC BC Place Vancouver, BC TBD


  1. BMO Field is wonderful. Super nice people but a quiet,quiet stadium. Singing felt oddly pushy. From our seats we could just about chat to our team. We got thumbs up for encouragement. I highly suggest you take the train to the stadium and stay in town by a trolley/subway/train line and you will have full access to the city. Super nice place to visit. Clean, safe, fun, good food, good transportation.


  2. D.J.

    Found you for WWC, so I’ve been checking out your site. My husband knows better than I what info is out there for soccer fans here. But it would be wonderful to see NWSL info on your map. Here in Houston, the Dash share grounds with the Dynamo. Really nice grounds at the new BBVA Compass Stadium, always tons of seating, but sadly really expensive concessions. We would go more often ourselves if it weren’t $4.50 for a bottle of water. Also, for your soccer pubs, I believe Bar Munich still hosts the Red Army for Man United games.


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