2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Set to Kick Off June 8 in Vancouver (Ticket starting at $20)

Photo credit: YVRPhoto | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: YVRPhoto | Wikimedia Commons

Vancouver is about to become the centre of the soccer universe. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on June 6, with a total of nine matches played in Vancouver, including the all important final on July 5.

The largest women’s sporting event in the world, the competition sees 24 international teams vying for the coveted cup, including the Canadian squad that brought home bronze at the London 2012 Olympics. During the month-long event, teams face off in Vancouver and five other Canadian cities (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton), making the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup the country’s first coast-to-coast sporting event.

The centre of all the action in Vancouver is B.C. Place Stadium, home of the Vancouver Whitecaps football club, where tickets to early-stage matches start as low as $20.15 (before taxes and service fees).  Continue reading:
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Set to Kick Off June 8 in Vancouver (Ticket starting at $20)

See the World Cup in Vancouver – Tickets on sale now

Photo credit: brent flanders | Flickr

Photo credit: brent flanders | Flickr

Missed the last World Cup in Rio? Now’s your chance to see the next one … right here in Vancouver.

Tickets for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup went on sale this week.  The largest women’s sporting event in the world runs from June 6-July 5 at venues in six cities across Canada, including Vancouver. Downtown Vancouver’s B.C. Place stadium will host nine matches in total, including the all-important final on July 5.

The 2015 Women’s World Cup claims to be Canada’s first coast-to-coast sporting event. Other cities getting in on the act are Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton.  In total, 24 national teams will be facing off, including Canada, which won bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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See the World Cup in Vancouver – Tickets on sale now

2010 World Cup in Vancouver: Watching the World Cup on Commercial Drive

2006 World Cup celebration on Commercial Drive. Photo by Mark Van Manen, Vancouver Sun

Since my partner is Brazilian, I am very familiar with the extreme importance of the World Cup; he already has June 15 “blocked” for viewing Brazil’s first game with a dozen of his fellow ex-pats and our 3-month old son. Later, he will make his way to Commercial Drive, the place to watch the World Cup in Vancouver—and the place to celebrate, eventually, the winners.

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2010 World Cup in Vancouver: Watching the World Cup on Commercial Drive