RailHawks Opener Party – Saturday in Cary

Cary, NC — On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the RailHawks will play Minnesota United FC in one of the first soccer games of their 10th anniversary season. The even bigger news, though, is the festivities that will surround this event – like a season-opener bash with a flyover plane and skydiver, pyrotechnics show, live music, food trucks and more.

Home-Opener Bash Saturday in Cary

This Saturday, RailHawks fans will experience a game day party like never before.

Apart from witnessing world-class soccer, fans can enjoy:

  • Live performances from the tribute band Bull City Syndicate
  • A pregame flyover with skydiver parachuting onto the field to deliver the game ball
  • An in-match pyrotechnics show
  • An in-stadium food truck rodeo featuring popular local vendors
  • A new “Duck Donuts Family Zone” with soccer-specific activities, face painting and inflatables
  • A new “Far Post Beer Garden” featuring a local craft brews, a covered area with lounge couches, a foosball table, an EA Sports FIFA 2016 station, and other fun games.
  • Food, ice cream and beverages.

New Fan Bus

In an effort to promote safe driving and a more enjoyable game-day experience, the RailHawks will introduce their “Fan Bus” this season. With the fan bus, game attendees can kick off their pre-game activities in style and travel safely to and from WakeMed Soccer Park without worrying about driving or parking costs.

The RailHawks Fan Bus will be free of charge and will make stops in downtown Raleigh and downtown Cary.


The match will also give fans the chance to celebrate the club’s new ownership under Steve Malik and to see the squad’s new talents and returning players make their 2016 NASL debuts.

The game starts at 3 pm, but the stadium opens for fun at 1 pm.

Event Details

RailHawks Home-Opener Bash & Game vs. Minnesota
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3 pm
WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, NC

Tickets to the RailHawks regular season home opener against Minnesota United FC (stating at $16) can be purchased online or by calling the RailHawks Box Office at 919-459-8144. The full RailHawks home schedule can be viewed online.

Story from staff reports. Photos by the Carolina RailHawks.

2 replies
  1. Ricky's Rickshaw
    Ricky's Rickshaw says:

    Rickshaw service available to and frim the game via Ricky’s Rickshaws. 919.257.8122.

  2. rcampbellnc
    rcampbellnc says:

    This 2016 Season is looking very promising! I really enjoy attending the Triangle Soccer Fanatics tailgate, then into the stadium for some great soccer by our very own RailHawks! I hope to see you at the park!!

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