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Where to Watch the Women’s World Cup with Kids

The next USWNT soccer game in the Fifa Women’s World Cup is against Sweden at 2 am Pacific Time on Sunday, August 6. I don’t think there are any public viewings that could be considered kid-friendly.

The 2023 Women’s World Cup begins July 20, with two openers, one each in New Zealand and Australia.

Games are spread across four different time zones, which are anywhere between 15 and 19 hours ahead of us on the West Coast. Team USA will play its first two games at 1 pm in New Zealand, which is 6 pm PT the night before (not bad!). Unfortunately, that’s not true for all the games, and the World Cup final, for example, is at 3 am for us.

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Where to watch the Women’s World Cup Group Stage games with kids

The first two games for Team USA start at 6 pm on July 21 and July 26 and the 3rd game is at midnight. If you and your kiddos want to watch all the games, I suspect it will be a combination of public and private viewings. When are they going to make officially licensed pajamas for overnight viewing, anyway?

Do you want to cheer on Team USA in a community space and revel in the shared experience? Of course you do!

You can certainly head to your local family-friendly restaurant. (I never noticed how many restaurants have TVs until recently. So many do!)

Both Bay Street and Emeryville’s Public Market are likely to be showing it and have other attractions for children with wandering attention spans.

Or, you can check out one of these World Cup viewing parties.

The New Parkway Theater (Oakland)

Buy tickets in advance to sit in theater chairs and root alongside fellow women’s soccer devotees. $10 per adult ticket, $8 for students and kids. Viewing party tickets for early-round games are now available. Buy tickets here >

Outdoor Screening Parties (San Francisco various)

The Women’s World Cup Village kicks off at The Crossing at East Cut on July 21 when Team USA faces off against Vietnam, with an opening celebration, live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities beginning at 4 pm. Follow BayFC or @WorldCupSF on instagram for updates. The full event series will take place at locations around the City:

  • July 21: The Crossing at East Cut (USA v Vietnam) – RSVP
  • July 26: Embarcadero Plaza (USA v Netherlands) – RSVP
  • August 5: Golden Gate Park (Round of 16)
  • August 10: The Crossing at East Cut (Quarterfinals) – RSVP
  • All games are free to watch but some might require pre-registration. Find out more on the website >

Outdoor Screening (San Jose)

Beyond San Francisco, in-person, full-crowd, exciting watch parties will be held by Bay FC at PayPal Stadium in San Jose for some games. The 7/26 game against the Netherlands has happenings and fun beginning at 5 pm and it’s free. Gametime is 6 pm. Find out details, RSVP >

Arthur Mac’s (Oakland)

This watch party at the kid-friendly beer garden, Arthur Mac’s, is also a fundraiser for female footballers. Admission is free. RSVP suggested >

Home in your pajamas (Various)

At home, Fox, Peacock, and Telemundo will broadcast. This TV schedule shows games in Eastern Time.

Where will you be watching Women’s World Cup action in the Bay Area?

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