AUSTIN (KXAN) — Passing, shooting, tackling and dribbling are all part of the training regime in the days leading up to an Austin FC game, but there’s another aspect of the game that coaches and the medical staff must prepare for before a road trip — elevation.
The elevation at Q2 Stadium is around 775 feet above sea level. The higher you are, the lower the oxygen content in the air, the harder it is to breathe, especially when you’re exercising.
Author: Billy Gates
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