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Individual Match Date Tickets for FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 on Sale Now


CHICAGO (Monday, August 11, 2003) – The Women’s World Cup 2003 Organizing Committee announced today that a limited number of individual match date tickets for all six venues of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 will go on sale Friday (Aug. 15) at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT at FIFAworldcup.com. Each match date consists of an afternoon or evening doubleheader, except the Third Place Match on Oct. 11 and the Final on Oct. 12, which will both be played as stand-alone games at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Individual match date tickets range in price from $20 to $175 (and up to $400 for the final), depending on the USA’s involvement and the stage of the three-week competition. In addition to FIFAworldcup.com, fans can purchase these tickets over the phone by calling 1-800-WWC-TIKS (992-8457) for five of the six venues and 202-432-SEAT (7328) or 1-800-551-SEAT (7328) for tickets at RFK Stadium [link to FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 section at Ticketmaster.com].

Tickets can also be purchased at the stadium ticket office of all six venues during normal business hours. Tickets for groups of 50 or more will also be available starting Friday by calling 312-528-1290. [Special Note: Tickets for the USA’s Group A showdown with North Korea on Sept. 28 in Columbus are limited to 8 per customer. Tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 Final on Oct. 12 in Carson, Calif., are limited to 6 per customer.]

To ensure a chance to get tickets before they sell out, fans can still purchase venue series tickets through this Wednesday (Aug. 13) at 11:30 p.m. (local time). Venue series tickets are priced from $50 to $660 and include all match dates played at a specific venue.

The USA opens their FIFA Women’s World Cup title defense against Sweden on Sunday, Sept. 21 at RFK Stadium, which will also host doubleheaders on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring action from Groups A, B and C. The USA’s second match is against Nigeria at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 25. The first game of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup will actually kickoff in Philly on Saturday, Sept. 20 with the opener of Group A (Norway-France) and Group B (Nigeria-North Korea).

First round group play for the U.S. WNT will finish with a tense match against North Korea on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Crew Stadium will host three sets of doubleheaders, including two matches on the tournament’s first day of action on Saturday, Sept. 20, and games on Wednesday, Sept. 24 that will feature action from Group C, which includes Germany, Canada, Japan and Argentina.

The tournament quarterfinals will be played as doubleheaders on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., and Thursday, Oct. 2 at PGE Park in Portland, Ore. Should the U.S. advance to the knockout stage, they would play their quarterfinal match in Boston. In addition to the game three finales of Group D on Sunday, Sept. 28, PGE Park will also host the tournament semifinals on Sunday, Oct. 5.  Gillette Stadium’s other matches are crucial game three matches from Group B and C on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The third place game and final will be played as stand alone games on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, respectively, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Action from Group D, which features China, Ghana, Russia and Australia, will kickoff with doubleheaders on Sunday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 25 at the H.D.C.

-- FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP USA 2003 SCHEDULE --

Group A
No.    Date              Match-up               Venue                        Kickoff (ET)
 2      Sept. 20        NGA vs. PRK        Lincoln Financial        2:45 p.m. 
 5      Sept. 21        USA vs. SWE        RFK Stadium            12:30 p.m. 
13      Sept. 25        SWE vs. PRK        Lincoln Financial        4:45 p.m. 
14      Sept. 25        USA vs. NGA        Lincoln Financial        7:30 p.m. 
21      Sept. 28        SWE vs. NGA       Crew Stadium           1 p.m. 
22      Sept. 28        PRK vs. USA        Crew Stadium            3:45 p.m. 

Group B
No.    Date              Match-up               Venue                        Kickoff (ET)
 1      Sept. 20        NOR vs. FRA        Lincoln Financial        12 p.m. 
 6      Sept. 21        BRA vs. KOR        RFK Stadium            3:15 p.m.
 9      Sept. 24        NOR vs. BRA        RFK Stadium            5 p.m. 
10      Sept. 24        FRA vs. KOR        RFK Stadium            7:45 p.m. 
17      Sept. 27        KOR vs. NOR       Gillette Stadium         12:45 p.m. 
19      Sept. 27        FRA vs. BRA         RFK Stadium            12:45 p.m. 

Group C
No.    Date              Match-up              Venue                        Kickoff (ET)
 3      Sept. 20        GER vs. CAN       Crew Stadium            5:45 p.m. 
 4      Sept. 20        JPN vs. ARG         Crew Stadium            8:30 p.m. 
11      Sept. 24        GER vs. JPN         Crew Stadium            5:45 p.m. 
12      Sept. 24        CAN vs. ARG       Crew Stadium            8:30 p.m. 
18      Sept. 27        CAN vs. JPN        Gillette Stadium          3:30 p.m. 
20      Sept. 27        ARG vs. GER        RFK Stadium            3:30 p.m. 

Group D
No.    Date              Match-up              Venue                         Kickoff (PT)
 7      Sept. 21        AUS vs. RUS        Home Depot Center    5:30 p.m. 
 8      Sept. 21        CHN vs. GHA       Home Depot Center    8:15 p.m.      
15      Sept. 25        GHA vs. RUS        Home Depot Center    4:15 p.m. 
16      Sept. 25        CHN vs. AUS        Home Depot Center   7 p.m. 
23      Sept. 28        GHA vs. AUS        PGE Park                  5:15 p.m.
24      Sept. 28        RUS vs. CHN        PGE Park                  8 p.m. 

Quarterfinals
No.    Date            Match-up                Venue                        Kickoff (local)
26      Oct. 1         1st B vs. 2nd A        Gillette Stadium          4:30 p.m. ET
25      Oct. 1         1st A vs. 2nd B        Gillette Stadium          7:30 p.m. ET
27      Oct. 2         1st C vs. 2nd D        PGE Park                  4:30 p.m. PT
28      Oct. 2         1st D vs. 2nd C        PGE Park                  7:30 p.m. PT

Semifinals
No.     Date          Match-up                Venue                        Kickoff (PT)
29      Oct. 5        W25 vs. W27          PGE Park                  4:30 p.m.
30      Oct. 5        W26 vs. W28          PGE Park                  7:30 p.m.

Third Place / Final

No.    Date          Match-up                 Venue                        Kickoff (PT)
31      Oct. 11      L29 vs. L30            Home Depot Center   12:30 p.m.
32      Oct. 12      W29 vs. W30            Home Depot Center   10 a.m.

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