CHICAGO (Thursday, June 6, 2002) - Tickets for the three United States venues hosting the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup 2002, the championship for women's national teams in the this region that will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2003 Women’s World Cup, go on sale tomorrow (June 7) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, in the Seattle, Wash., and Los Angeles, Calif., metropolitan areas.
The CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup tournament will be held from Oct. 27-Nov. 9, 2002, at four west coast venues, with the championship match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The eight-team tournament, which features two groups of four teams each, will take place at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif., at Centennial Stadium in Victoria, Canada and at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., as well as at the world-famous Rose Bowl, site of the 1984 Olympic Final, the 1994 World Cup Final and the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final. All of the group matches will be played as doubleheaders.
Those wanting to purchase tickets for the matches played in Southern California should go to their nearest Ticketmaster location, call 213-480-3232 in Los Angeles County or 714-740-2000 in Orange County. Groups of 20 or more and fans interested in a Ticket Meal Deal (four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks) are asked to call 213-620-8087 for more information.
Ticket prices for matches at the Rose Bowl on October 27 range from $15-$40, while tickets for Titan Stadium in Fullerton on October 29 vary between $20 and $40. Tickets for the Women's Gold Cup 2002 Final at the Rose Bowl are between $20-$50.
Tickets to the group matches and the semifinals in Seattle on Nov. 2 and 6 respectively, are also available through Ticketmaster. Prices in Seattle range from $18-$50 per day, with discounted two-day packages available for purchase from Ticketmaster. In addition, family four-packs (four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas) will be available for the Nov. 6 doubleheader at a discounted rate.
Discounted tickets for the matches in Seattle are available at the Washington State Soccer Association at www.wssa.org or the Washington State Youth Soccer Association at www.wsysa.com. Those seeking Seattle tickets should visit their local Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at 206-346-HITS or log on to www.ticketmaster.com. Ticketmaster outlets in Washington include select Rite Aid Drug Stores, The Wherehouse, Tower Records and other locations.
Fans in Oregon can call Ticketmaster at 503-224-4400 or visit any G.I. Joe's or select Fred Meyer locations. In the greater Vancouver, British Columbia area, tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or by visiting select Blue Line Sports stores and Information Centers in major shopping malls.
Tickets may be purchased with no service charge at Mariners Team Stores located in Bellevue Square, Downtown Seattle (4th & Stewart), the Southcenter Mall, Alderwood Mall and the Capital Mall in Olympia. Tickets may also be purchased at the Safeco Field Box Office, located on 1st and Atlantic. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fans are welcome to call (206) 346-4100 for more information.
Tickets for the matches in Victoria will go sale in August, during the FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championships, for which Victoria will also be a venue.
The USA will open the tournament on Sunday, Oct. 27, against Mexico at the Rose Bowl, then play its second first-round match on Tuesday, Oct. 29, against a Caribbean nation at Titan Stadium before traveling to Seattle for the final game of group play on Saturday, Nov. 2, against a Central American team. Should the Americans qualify for the semifinals, they will stay in Seattle, as both semifinals will be played as a doubleheader at Safeco Field on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The matches in Victoria, B.C. will be played on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 3.