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Public Sale on Hold for U.S. WNT Match on Sept. 1 in Rochester, N.Y., After 11,000 Tickets Sold in Pre-Sale

U.S. Soccer Working with Venue to Expand Seating Capacity at Sahlen’s Stadium

U.S. Soccer Working with Venue to Expand Seating Capacity at Sahlen’s Stadium

CHICAGO (Aug. 16, 2012) – With more than 11,000 tickets already sold during the general and Visa pre-sales for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s first post-Olympic match against Costa Rica on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., the public sale that was scheduled to begin Friday morning (Aug. 17) at 10 a.m. ET, is being temporarily postponed.

U.S. Soccer is working with stadium officials to expand the venue’s existing seating capacity and will announce the availability of additional tickets before they become available. Additional tickets will be sold through a general public sale.

Fresh off its gold medal win against Japan in the 2012 London Olympics, the U.S. Women’s National Team will play its first match in the hometown of star striker Abby Wambach. The match against Costa Rica on Sept. 1 at Sahlen’s Stadium kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on NBC. Fans can also follow the match through’s Match Tracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

The U.S. has announced two other matches in September, both of which will be against Australia. The first match will take place on Sept. 16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with NBC broadcasting the match at 12:30 p.m. PT (TICKETS). The U.S. then heads to the Denver area for a rematch against Australia at 8 p.m. MT on Sept. 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and ESPN3, and ticket information will be available at a later date.

The U.S. Women’s National Team won its third straight gold medal and fourth gold medal overall at the 2012 London Olympics. The USA displayed its first 6-0-0 showing at the event, which included a thrilling come-from-behind overtime victory in the semifinals against Canada on Aug. 6 and Carli Lloyd’s two-goal performance to lead the U.S. to a 2-1 win against 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Japan in the gold medal match on Aug. 9.