JAXUSL to host World Cup Watch Parties across First Coast


JAXUSL, the group bringing professional men’s and women’s USL soccer to Northeast Florida, will host three World Cup watch parties on the First Coast, featuring the U.S. Men’s National Team Group Stage matches, in November.

The free watch parties, presented by AVL Productions and Five Sisters Vodka and supported by the St. Johns County Chamber, will be held at three Northeast Florida venues: the link in Nocatee (Nov. 21, USA vs. Wales), Culhane’s Irish Pub in Tinseltown (Nov. 25, USA vs. England) and Intuition Ale Work’s Bier Hall in the Stadium District (Nov. 29, USA vs. Iran).

“We know Northeast Florida soccer fans and players of all ages are passionate about the game,” JAXUSL President and CEO Steve Livingstone said. “That’s why we are excited to bring them together during our inaugural World Cup watch parties at three signature venues across the First Coast. We encourage all soccer supporters to join us as we cheer on the U.S. Men’s National Team to victory in the group stages of the World Cup.”

All World Cup watch parties will start with pre-match events beginning at noon or 1 p.m. (see schedule below) and match action prior to the broadcast kickoffs at 2 p.m. Each event will feature food and drink specials, merchandise raffles and opportunities to win additional prizes.

Proceeds raised from the events will benefit the YMCA’s Youth Soccer Program to support healthy kids, families and communities through healthy competition, team-building and the value of participation over winning.

Supporters can also learn more about JAXUSL, meet club officials and share suggestions for club names and colors.

Entry is free for all watch party events, but fans are encouraged to RSVP at the JAXUSL Events Page.


JAXUSL World Cup Watch Party Schedule

  • USA vs. Wales: 1-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the link (Nocatee), 425 Town Plaza Ave., Ponte Vedra.       
  • USA vs. England: 1-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, Culhane’s Irish Pub (Tinseltown), 9720 Deer Lake Court, Jacksonville                
  • USA vs. Iran: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Intuition Ale Works (Stadium District), 929 E. Bay St., Jacksonville

JAXUSL is the operating company formed to develop men’s and women’s professional United Soccer League franchises in Northeast Florida. Formed in 2022 when Steve Livingstone and Tony Allegretti partnered with Ricky Caplin and Tim Tebow, the company’s goal is to bring competitive USL action to the First Coast by 2025, and to work with local authorities in the development of a 15,000-capacity stadium and training facility to host the club in Northeast Florida. For more information, go to JAXUSL.com.