Dell Diamond is set to host a first-of-its-kind outdoor watch party for the highly-anticipated UFC 252 fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier on Saturday, August 15. Combat sports fans looking to watch the long-awaited trilogy fight can view the event live on the massive videoboard at Dell Diamond in a safe, outdoor, socially-distanced environment.
One of the largest in Central Texas, Dell Diamond’s full high definition Daktronics videoboard measures 36-feet tall by 55-feet wide. The stadium also boasts a state-of-the-art sound system that was installed prior to the 2017 Round Rock Express season. Fans will be invited to watch the fights from field level, offering an unparalleled viewing experience.
Dell Diamond gates will open at 6:00 p.m. with four preliminary fights preceding the main fight card, which begins at 9:00 p.m. A pair of Bantamweight bouts feature John Dodson up against Merab Dvalishvili as well as Sean O’Malley against Marlon Vera. Next up, the Light Heavyweight bout pits Magomed Ankalaev against Ion Cutelaba. Junior Dos Santos will face Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a co-main event Heavyweight Showdown before the highly anticipated Miocic vs Cormier trilogy fight.
In 2018, Light Heavyweight Champion Cormier shocked the world when he stopped Miocic to become a two-division titlist. But Miocic evened the score with “DC” in emphatic fashion a year later, setting the stage for what promises to be an epic showdown between two of the best heavyweights of all time.
- Per Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order on July 2, face coverings are required for individuals age 10 and older in public areas. Guests will be required to wear masks at Dell Diamond while entering, exiting and moving around the ballpark. Guests may remove masks when sitting in their ticketed seat/pod. Read more at RRExpress.com/Safety.
- A clear bag policy will also be enforced to reduce the need for security to inspect belongings of guests. Read more at RRExpress.com/Safety.
Below are some additional frequently asked questions regarding the watch party:
Is Dell Diamond prepared to provide a clean and healthy environment for fans?
Fans will have the opportunity to watch the UFC 252 fight at the ballpark in a safe and controlled environment. Dell Diamond capacity will be capped at under 25% of the venue’s 11-acre footprint to ensure a comprehensive social distancing plan can be implemented properly. The outfield at Dell Diamond will be divided into individual square pods measuring seven feet by seven feet. Each pod can accommodate up to four (4) guests and will have a seven-foot safe and clear path surrounding all sides. Read more at RRExpress.com/Safety.
A detailed and comprehensive event safety plan can be found at RRExpress.com/Safety.
What ticket options are available for purchase?
Fans can purchase tickets to watch the fight from individual square pods measuring seven feet by seven feet on the field. All pods are general admission and available on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. Each pod can accommodate up to four (4) guests and will have a seven-foot safe and clear path surrounding all sides.
Children under the age of two (2) do not require a ticket or count toward pod numbers so long as they accompany a ticketed adult.
For guests that would like to purchase ADA tickets or for those interested in purchasing a suite, please contact the ticket office at 512-255-2255 ext. 1 or [email protected].
What can we bring to sit on the field?
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or towels to enjoy the event from the field. Please note, lawn chairs, inflatable furniture and any other type of seating that is raised off the ground/has legs is not permitted as it can impede the view of others and/or damage the field.
How will Dell Diamond entry work?
Fans can enter Dell Diamond through home plate gate for this event.
Is there a charge for parking?
Parking is free for this event.
Will food and beverages be available for purchase?
Yes, Dell Diamond will have food and beverages options for purchase, including alcohol. Please note, no outside food and beverages are permitted.
Acknowledgement of Potential Exposure: The club has taken enhanced health and safety measures- for you, other patrons and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Dell Diamond. An inherent risk of exposure to naturally occurring diseases, including but not limited to the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, (collectively, the “Naturally Occurring Diseases”) exists in any public place where people are present. Naturally occurring diseases are extremely contagious and can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending the premises, holder, on his/her own behalf and on behalf of minor(s), knowingly and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to naturally occurring diseases and possible infection and is deemed to have given a full release of liability to the released parties to the fullest extent permitted by law.