Forward Madison hosting World Cup watch parties

Sunday kicked off the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
Forward Madison hosting World Soccer watch parties
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 5:31 AM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -The 28-day soccer tournament takes place over 7,000 miles away in Qatar, yet fans in the Madison area are invited to not miss a minute of match coverage from the Forward Club at Breese Stevens Field.

Located on the Mifflin side of the Forward Madison FC stadium under sections 104 and 105, fans can watch matches for the entirety of the soccer tournament and root for their national teams.

“As a club, our job is to serve the soccer community and build a community around soccer and we can’t wait to get people in here,” said Conor Caloia, Forward Madison FC chief operating officer.

The brand-new space will be open every single day (expect Thanksgiving) for the big World Soccer tournament being held in November and December. “You should spend Thanksgiving with your family, every other day over the next month you should be with us here,” laughed Caloia.

Entry into the Forward Club will be free for every soccer fan daily from 7a.m. to 3 p.m. Space will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. Guest wi-fi and coffee will be offered for each match.

“The structure was built in 1935. It was used as storage for almost 90 years and this past year we turned it into a soccer bar,” explained Caloia. “It’s a space for our fans to watch our road games but for all members of the community to come out and enjoy soccer during the World Cup here.”

Sandwiches, pizza, and bar snacks will be available for purchase from the Forward Club bar. The FMFC coaching staff and players will also be making special appearances during the tournament.

Due to a high volume of interest in the USA and Mexico matches, FMFC has a Food and Drink Reservation Upgrade package for those match days. Please see FMFC’s website for individual links to purchase the package for select matches.

Matches to mark for Monday:

  • England vs. Iran at 7 a.m.
  • Senegal vs. Netherlands at 10 a.m.
  • USA vs. Wales at 1 p.m.

For a full list of World Cup matches, see here.

Click here to download the NBC15 News app or our NBC15 First Alert weather app.