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First Post-Olympic Match Against Costa Rica Takes Place on Sept. 1 at Sahlen’s Stadium

First Post-Olympic Match Against Costa Rica Takes Place on Sept. 1 at Sahlen’s Stadium

CHICAGO (Aug. 22, 2012) – Tickets 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., will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 12 p.m. ET.

With more than 11,000 tickets already sold during the general and Visa pre-sales, U.S. Soccer delayed its initial public sale date to work with stadium officials to expand the venue’s seating capacity.

A total of 1,000 temporary bleacher seats have been added in the south end of the stadium and will be sold as reserved seating. A limited number of standing-room-only tickets and seats in other areas of the stadium also will be available for purchase.

Public tickets will be limited to six per purchaser and will be only available online through Ticketmaster.com. No phone or over-the-counter sales will be permitted.

The match will kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on NBC. Fans can also follow the match through ussoccer.com’s Match Tracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

The U.S. has announced two other September matches, both of which will be against Australia. The first match takes place on Sept. 16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with NBC broadcasting the game 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.

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