San Jose Earthquakes hosting free World Cup watch parties at Avaya Stadium

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The San Jose Earthquakes are showing every match of the World Cup on the giant video board at Avaya Stadium starting today. (KGO-TV)

The biggest sporting event in the world has kicked off. The World Cup's first game was this morning. Although the tournament is being held in Russia, fans in the Bay Area are pumped up to watch.

The San Jose Earthquakes are hosting watch parties for every single game of the World Cup, even for the ones that start at 3 a.m.

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This morning they held a watch party for the first game of the World Cup, Saudi Arabia versus Russia.

Fans gathered on the grass to watch on the very big screen on the Earthquakes scoreboard.

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North America's longest outdoor bar was open. There were also free donuts and coffee.

"We hope to have crowds like today where a couple hundred people come out or even this weekend with the big Germany-Mexico match Sunday, up to a few thousand," said San Jose Earthquakes Chief Operating Officer Jared Shawlee.

The best part, admission and parking are free.

Admission and parking are free, but you do need to RSVP.

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