World Cup 2014 Viewing

The City of McAllen will host the viewing celebration at the bandstand of Oval Park outside of the Convention Center. The City of McAllen is one of a few select cities in the United States to host an outdoor public viewing approved through FIFA. Spectators are urged to wear their favorite team jerseys to this family friendly event. There will be fun activities to get the crowd in the game spirit.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Can minors attend the public viewing?

Yes, event is family friendly and minors can attend the public viewing. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Is there any charge to get in?

This is a free event to the public

What time do you open gates for the event?

Doors will open one hour before the first game’s broadcast time each day

Will food and drinks be available?

Yes food and drinks will be available

Will all of the games be broadcasted?

A few games will not be broadcasted due to time conflicts. Please see the Public Viewing Broadcast Schedule

Safety and Security

We are making every effort to create a safe and secure environment on the grounds. On-site security will be provided. If you need any assistance look for a security officer or Festival staff member.

Allowed and prohibited items?

ALLOWED

• Blankets

• Umbrellas (small hand-held style)

• Empty soft-sided coolers (small sized only, approx. 10″L x 7″W x 7″H) (no ice or

ice packs allowed)

• Baby Strollers

• Portable/collapsible chair (individual units only; no “double-wide” connecting

chairs)

• Regular-size/unframed backpacks

• Empty plastic or aluminum water bottle

• Non-Professional/Personal Use Radios or Walkie-Talkies

• Personal cameras, including digital cameras, DSLR’s with stock lenses, point-
and-shoot cameras and traditional film cameras.

PROHIBITED

• Weapons of any kind

• Framed or large backpacks

• Alcohol (alcohol is sold at the Festival)

• Glass containers

• Food or beverages, except for factory-sealed water bottles

• Ice or ice packs

• Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles

• Bicycles inside Festival grounds (bike racks are available near each entrance)

• Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)

• Large chains or spiked jewelry

• Fireworks

• Explosives

• Large umbrellas

• Non-collapsible chairs

• Hard-sided coolers

• Tents

• Pets (except service dogs)

• Video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.

• Professional/Non-Personal Use Radios or Walkie-Talkies

• Professional cameras, including detachable zoom lenses, flashes, tripods,

monopods and any other professional recording equipment.

• Audio recording equipment

• No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.

• Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc

• Metal aerosol containers, including sunscreen

Schedule

Matches Available
Match Date Time
Brazil vs Croatia 6/12/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Mexico vs Cameroon 6/13/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Spain vs Netherlands 6/13/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Chile vs Australia 6/13/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Colombia vs Greece 6/14/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Uruguay vs Costa Rica 6/14/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
England vs Italy 6/14/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Switzerland vs Ecuador 6/15/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
France vs Honduras 6/15/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzogovina 6/15/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Germany vs Portugal 6/16/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Iran vs Nigeria 6/16/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ghana vs USA 6/16/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Belgium vs Algeria 6/17/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Brazil vs Mexico 6/17/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Russia vs Korea Republic 6/17/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Australia vs Netherlands 6/18/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Spain vs Chile 6/18/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Cameroon vs Croatia 6/18/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Colombia vs Ivory Coast 6/19/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Uruguay vs England 6/19/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Japan vs Greece 6/19/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Italy vs Costa Rica 6/20/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Switzerland vs France 6/20/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Honduras vs Ecuador 6/20/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Argentina vs Iran 6/21/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Germany vs Ghana 6/21/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzogovina 6/21/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Belgium vs Russia 6/22/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Korea Republic vs Algeria 6/22/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
USA vs Portugal 6/22/2014 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Netherlands vs Chile 6/23/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Croatia vs Mexico 6/23/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Japan vs Colombia 6/24/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Italy vs Uruguay 6/24/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Ecuador vs France 6/25/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Nigeria vs Argentina 6/25/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
USA vs Germany 6/26/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Algeria vs Russia 6/26/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 6/28/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 6/28/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 6/29/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 6/29/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 6/30/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 6/30/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 7/1/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Round of 16 (Teams TBA) 7/1/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Quarterfinal Match: Teams TBA 7/4/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Quarterfinal Match: Teams TBA 7/4/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Quarterfinal Match: Teams TBA 7/5/2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Quarterfinal Match: Teams TBA 7/5/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Semifinal Match: Teams TBA 7/8/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Semifinal Match: Teams TBA 7/9/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
3rd Place Match: Teams TBA 7/12/2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Final: Teams TBA 7/13/2014 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

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