AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin soccer fans gathered at Circuit of the Americas to watch the final round of the biggest sporting event in the world as France beat Croatia for the title.
COTA hosted what they say would be the largest World Cup watch party in Texas with tailgate games, a live DJ, food, drinks, prizes, guest appearances and multiple screens broadcasting the game.
Fans showed up with lawn chairs, blankets and their favorite team colors. The event and parking were both free.
There were also pick-up soccer matches and a Q&A with a special guest on COTA’s Grand Plaza lawn in between Turn 15 and Turn 19.