Soccer Fans Unite Downtown

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Cupcakes made by yours truly and friends

Once every four years, pretty much every person across the globe is glued to the television or computer watching the World Cup – if they aren’t, they should be. As futbol fever sweeps the nation, it’s no surprise there are Downtown events popping up to celebrate it.

Whether you’re into soccer all year, you’ve mastered the art of painting the American flag on your face or you’re just jumping on the bandwagon, I invite you Downtown to sport the red, white and blue, gather with a ton of folks you may or may not know, jump up and down and chant “I believe that we will win” because Thursday is the final chance for the Americans to escape the “Group of Death.”  Take a long lunch and watch the drama unfold as the U.S. kicks some German butt at one of these Downtown hangouts:


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Burrito Gallery
21 E. Adams St.
Back bar

Cinco de Mayo 
2 Independent Dr., The Jacksonville Landing
$0.99 tacos and margaritas two for $6.29

Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
2 Independent Dr., The Jacksonville Landing
First 25 people to show up wearing a USA jersey receive their first beer free

The Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr.
With nine restaurants, you’re sure to find a seat

Omni Hotel
245 Water St.
World Cup Business Networking Luncheon
11:30-2 p.m., $30 per person includes three-course lunch and beer samples from Engine 15

Zodiac Bar and Grill
120 W. Adams St.
Lunch buffet and drink for $10

CoWork Jax
5 W. Forsyth St.
Open to members and non-members; snacks provided


Start practicing your chanting now, as the game starts Thursday at noon.