PPL Park Sold Out for U.S. WNT Match Against China on Sunday, May 27
Capacity Crowd of 18,500 in Chester, Pa., to Witness U.S. WNT’s Second-to-Last Match Before 2012 London Olympics
Capacity Crowd of 18,500 in Chester, Pa., to Witness U.S. WNTâ€™s Second-to-Last Match Before 2012 London Olympics
CHICAGO (May 25, 2012) â€“ The U.S. Womenâ€™s National Team will be playing in front of a capacity crowd when it hosts China at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 27, at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
PPL Park has sold out for Sundayâ€™s match, with the 18,500-seat stadium to reach full capacity. The stadium is the home of Major League Soccerâ€™s Philadelphia Union.
It will mark the second-largest Pennsylvania crowd to attend a U.S. Womenâ€™s game as 31,553 were on hand for the USAâ€™s 5-0 victory against Nigeria on Sept. 25, 2003, during the FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The U.S. is preparing for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the CONCACAF Womenâ€™s Olympic Qualifying tournament last January in Vancouver. The U.S. Women have won three Olympic gold medals, including the past two Olympics in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008).
Following Sundayâ€™s match against China, the U.S. travels to Halmstad, Sweden, to face host Sweden and Japan on June 16 and 18, respectively. Then the U.S. Women host Canada at 12 p.m. MT on Saturday, June 30, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, where more than 10,000 tickets have already been sold for that match (tickets). The match is the USAâ€™s final home game before the 2012 London Olympics and will be broadcast live on NBC.