McAllen Convention Center Selected as Viewing Site for World Cup

by McAllen Convention Center | Jun 10, 2014

The biggest World Cup Party in Texas is coming to your backyard at the McAllen Convention Center. The City of McAllen announced at a press conference on Tuesday June 3, 2014 that the McAllen Convention Center has been selected as an official viewing site for the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup™.


The City of McAllen will host the viewing celebration at the bandstand of Oval Park outside of the Convention Center. The City of McAllen is one of a few select cities in the United States to host an outdoor public viewing approved through FIFA. Spectators are urged to wear their favorite team jerseys to this family friendly event.   There will be fun activities to get the crowd in the game spirit. 


The FIFA World Cup™ is the most watched sporting event in the world.  With both USA and Mexico competing and over 40 games to be played, hundreds of fans are expected to show up to cheer on their teams at the broadcasts that are open to the public. The games will be displayed on an impressive 18’x 12’, state of the art, LED screen.


The broadcast schedule is from June 12th to July 13th with multiple games per day.  Games of interest are Mexico vs Cameroon on June 13th, USA vs Ghana on June 16th, Brazil vs Mexico on June 17th, USA vs Portugal on June 22, USA vs Germany on June 26th. The games are followed by elimination rounds, quarter finals, semi-finals, then culminating in the dramatic final showdown. For all game dates and times please visit