On the Verde Store

The grand opening of the “Verde Store”, the merch store in the stadium at McKalla Place, is tomorrow, Saturday, May 1. Season ticket holders were able to get a preview today, so here are a few pics and, below, our thoughts.

North end of McKalla Place
McKalla Place, north side
Scarves and shirts on sale at the Verde Store at McKalla Place
More foam fingers than Homer Simpson could dream of
Stairs to the 2nd floor of the Verde Store at McKalla Place
More merch (and a beer hall entrance, sadly not open yet) up these stairs
Little kids' jerseys at the Verde Store at McKalla Place
Kits for kids
View from the 2nd floor of the Verde Store at McKalla Place
View from the 2nd floor
Electric vehicle charging at McKalla Place
Welcome to Austin, where you can charge your EV during the game
Austin FC crest by VIP Lobby at McKalla Place
Check out the etching on this concrete wall by the southwest entrance (if you check it out closely enough, you’ll see it’s painted, not etched at all)
View of the field at McKalla Place
View from North End

To be quite honest, a gift shop full of stuff we’ve mostly been able to order online for a while now wouldn’t normally excite us all that much. But this gift shop is inside that glorious new stadium, and you get to get up close, and even go into the place a little bit. And, to be fair, it’s a heck of a nice gift shop! Especially compared to the few hundred square feet of standard retail you’ll find in Frisco or Houston.

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