10 Reasons to Be at Bay FC vs. Portland Thorns FC on May 1

Bay FC’s first weeknight match is coming up as they get ready to host Portland Thorns FC on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m., and it’s the perfect opportunity to add a little excitement to your usual weekly routine. Tickets are available now. With so much to experience at PayPal Park, here are10 reasons to enjoy Bay FC’s third home match of the season:  

  1. May 1 marks the start of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. We’ll be bringing a cultural celebration to life throughout the match, with special scoreboard displays, FanFest elements and performances. Celebrate with us! 
  1. Skip the commute traffic after work and grab dinner while watching world-class soccer at PayPal Park—we guarantee it’ll be more fun than sitting on the freeway. Lyft has even offered to make the trip home a little easier with a discount code. Simply use the promo code: BAYFC51 on 5/1 to get 50% off 2 rides (max $5/ride)*
  1. Bay FC has scored in every match, with five goals in two matches at PayPal Park, and they’ve each been scored by a different member of the team. So far Deyna Castellanos, Racheal Kundananji, Kayla Sharples, Alex Loera, and Joelle Anderson have put the ball in the back of the net at home. Who will you see score next in San Jose?
  1. The Portland Thorns, one of the most successful franchises in the league with three NWSL Championships and two NWSL Shields, will make their first trip to the Bay Area. With UWSNT mainstay Becky Sauerbrunn and 2023 NWSL Golden Boot winner Sophia Smith on the roster alongside up-and-coming Olivia Moultrie, the Thorns have a lot of talent for Bay FC to test their mettle against in what is sure to be a thrilling matchup.  
  1. Whether you prefer classic stadium fare or trying new cuisine, PayPal Park has your dinner options covered with a variety of different choices on Wednesday night. Stop by the food trucks behind the Scoreboard Bar and take your pick from an array of local vendors, or grab a burger, pizza, BBQ and more options from stadium concession.  
  1. Be part of the electric atmosphere at PayPal Park. Tickets are available in Bay FC’s standing-room only Supporter Section, a unique and vibrant soccer experience where you’ll stand and chant for all 90 minutes to the background of pounding drums and waving flags. Learn more about Bay FC’s officially recognized supporter groups, Bridge Brigade and The Big Poppies, and get to know their chants ahead of Wednesday’s match.  
  1. Get your hands on our exclusive AANHPI T-shirt, available only at the match. At our last theme night, our Women’s Empowerment Tee sold out, so you won’t want to miss your chance to swing by the team store and grab the latest addition to our theme night merch collection!  
  1. Wednesday is the perfect chance to get over the mid-week slump with a fun group activity. Whether you’re looking to plan a social event for work or put together an outing for a youth soccer team, Bay FC has a variety of experiences to fit your budget and vibe. You can even enjoy a one-of-a-kind group experience, including hyping up Bay FC players before the match or holding the flag on the field during the pre-match national anthem.  
  1. Treat the whole family to an evening of soccer and fun with activities for fans of all ages. Bay FC’s FanFest will run pre-match from gates open ‘til kickoff with all kinds of booths. Take a 360-degree photo, enjoy live beats by our local DJ, and visit the Sutter Health and Meriwest Credit Union tents to compete in a juggling contest and receive giveaways! Plus, enjoy fun games on the grass.  
  1. Power Bay FC to a second consecutive home victory. A crowd of over 16,000 cheered on Bay FC to a comeback win on April 15, where they saw three second-half goals to seal three points at home. Your energy makes a difference. Help create an unstoppable home environment at PayPalPark!