CHICAGO (September 2, 2004) — A minimum of 3,000 tickets for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s first match in U.S. Soccer’s “Fan Celebration Tour” on Sept. 25 in Rochester, N.Y., will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Frontier Field Box Office Window.
The public sale will come on the heels of a week-long presale opportunity for Rochester Raging Rhinos season ticket holders. Starting Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Frontier Field Box Office, current Rhino season ticket holders can purchase tickets to the USA-Iceland game based on the number of season tickets held. (Advance ticket purchases will be filled on a best available basis while quantities last.) The season-ticket holder advance sale will run through Friday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. ET.
To take part in the advance sale season ticket holders must present their post card, season ticket ID or a valid form of ID to the Frontier Field Box Office Window to purchase their tickets. No phone orders will be accepted.
The “Fan Celebration Tour” marks one last chance for fans of the U.S. Women's National Team to see retiring players like Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm on the international soccer stage as they celebrate a legacy that includes two Women's World Cup championships, two Gold Medal victories and top three finishes in each of their seven FIFA world championship events.
Leading the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics was Rochester hometown-girl Abby Wambach who scored the USA’s thrilling overtime winner in the 112th minute of the team’s epic 2-1 overtime victory over Brazil. The goal for Wambach came on a patented leaping header from the forward who has scored 18 times in 24 games in 2004 to lead the United States. Wambach is the reigning U.S .Soccer Chevrolet Female Athlete of the Year and led the U.S. with four goals in Greece.
The victory for the U.S. was a sweet return to the top of the women’s soccer mountain for the United States, who previously won the Olympic Gold in the USA in 1996 and FIFA Women’s World Cup crowns in 1991 and 1999.