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Pia Sundhage

Tickets on Sale for 2012 CONCACAF Womens Olympic Qualifying Tournament


Competition Will be Held Indoors from January 19-29 at BC Place Stadium; Two Countries Will Advance to 2012 Summer Olympics in London; Fans Can Purchase Tickets in U.S. Supporters Section

CHICAGO (Sept. 9, 2011) – Tickets for the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament being held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada from Jan. 19-29 will go on sale today.

The eight-team, 15-game tournament will send two countries to the 2012 Summer Olympics. The competition will feature two groups of four teams each with the top two finishers in each group “crossing over” for the all-important semifinals. The winners of those semifinal matches will earn the region’s two berths to London. All the group games and the semifinals will be played in double-header formats.

Tournament series packages that include all 15 games are available in three price categories ($69/$95/$125 CAD) that include six doubleheaders (Jan. 19-24), one all-important semifinal doubleheader (Jan. 27) and the final (Jan. 29). Fans that purchase a series package will receive eight total tickets (one ticket good for each of the seven doubleheaders and the final).

The ticket prices are base prices inclusive of taxes, however there will be service charges ($8) and facility fees ($10) added for each individual series package.

U.S. fans will be guaranteed tickets in the U.S. Supporters sections on a first-come, first-served basis only by purchasing the tournament series packages through Ticketmaster.

Passwords for the seats in the U.S. Supporters sections are as follows:

USASUPPORTERS – 15-game package
USAGROUPS – Discounted 15-game package (for groups of 10 or more tickets)
USAFAMILY – Discounted family 15-game package (for multiples of 4 tickets)

Fans will be able to purchase tournament series packages through late October.

The series package offers a savings of 33 percent over individual ticket prices. In addition, family packages of four tickets will see an additional 15 percent off the already reduced series package price, and group packages of ten or more tickets will benefit from an additional 20 percent off the series package reduced rate.

The average ticket price is just under $6.50 CAD per match across 15 matches in eight days of soccer.

Individual game tickets will not go on sale until late October following the official draw. Tickets in the U.S. Supporters sections cannot be guaranteed during the individual game tickets sale.

The competition will feature host Canada, the USA and Mexico from North America; the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba from the Caribbean; and two countries from Central America that have yet to qualify.

This marks the third edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament, held every four years since 2004. The USA won the competition in Costa Rica in 2004 and in Mexico in 2008.

The USA was the lone CONCACAF representative at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, the first two that featured women’s soccer. Mexico qualified along with the USA for the 2004 Olympics in Athens while the Canadians claimed the second spot behind the U.S. in 2008 in Beijing.
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