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FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 Public Ticket Sale Starts July 19 at 6 p.m. ET

CHICAGO (Thursday, June 17, 2003) — The Women’s World Cup 2003 Organizing Committee announced today that tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 will go on sale to the public starting on Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. ET. Due to expected high demand, purchases are limited to venue-specific series tickets only.  A series ticket consists of all of the matches scheduled at a single FIFA Women's World Cup venue.

Fans can purchase venue series tickets, which are priced from $50 to $660 depending on the venue and number of match days included in the series, online through or Venue series tickets may also be ordered over the phone by calling 1-800-WWCTIKS (992-8457) for five of the six venues and 202-432-SEAT (7328) or 1-800-551-SEAT (7328) for tickets at RFK Stadium. The limit is eight (8) series tickets per venue and per customer, with the exception of the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, which is limited to six (6) series tickets. Individual match day tickets for doubleheaders at all venues will go on sale at a later date pending availability.

The USA opens their Women’s World Cup title defense on Sunday, Sept. 21 in the nation’s capital 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 takes place in the sparkling new Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 25. The first game of the 2003 Women’s World Cup will actually kickoff in Philadelphia with a doubleheader featuring matches from Groups A and B on Saturday, Sept. 20.

First round group play for the U.S. WNT will end in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Columbus Crew Stadium, the first major soccer-specific stadium ever constructed in the United States. Crew Stadium will host three sets of doubleheaders, including two matches on the tournament’s first day of action on Saturday, Sept. 20, which will feature “Welcome to the Women’s World Cup Ceremonies,” and games on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  All four of those games will feature action from Group C.

The tournament quarterfinals will be played as doubleheaders on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., and on Thursday, Oct. 2 at PGE Park in Portland, Ore. Should they advance to the knockout stage, the U.S. Women 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 game three matches from Group B and C on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The final and third place matches of the Women’s World Cup will be played as stand alone games on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, respectively, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Group D action at the new Southern Calif. Venue will kickoff with consecutive doubleheaders on Sunday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 25.

Venue Series Breakdown
Venue    Match Dates    Note                   
RFK Stadium    3 – Sept. 21, 24 & 27    Opening ceremonies and U.S. opener on Sept. 21
Lincoln Financial Field     2 – Sept. 20 & 25    Tournament kicks off Sept. 20; U.S. visits Sept. 25
Columbus Crew Stadium     3 – Sept. 20, 24 & 28    Includes Group A finale with U.S. on Sept. 28
Gillette Stadium     2 – Sept. 27, Oct. 1    Oct. 1 quarterfinal match-ups could feature U.S.
PGE Park     3 – Sept. 28, Oct. 2 & 5    Host Group D finales, quarterfinals and semifinals
Home Depot Center     5 – Sept. 1, 21 & 25, Oct. 11 & 12    Includes Sept.1 Send-off match; 2003 crown to be decided at HDC