CHICAGO (Thursday, September 13, 2001) - The final match of the 2001 Nike U.S. Women's Cup, schedule for Sunday (Sept. 16) between the USA and China at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., has been canceled. The move was made this afternoon at U.S. Soccer's Chicago headquarters in deference to the tragic events in the United States of Sept. 11.
Prior to the final match being canceled, U.S. Soccer had previously canceled a Nike U.S. Women's Cup doubleheader featuring the national women's soccer teams of China, Germany and Japan which had been scheduled for Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday evening (Sept. 11).
The U.S. Women's National Team's match against China on Sunday (scheduled for ESPN at 12 p.m. CT) was to have been the first meeting of the two team's on U.S. soil since their historic meeting at the 1999 Women's World Cup in Pasadena, Calif.
Added September 14, 2001:
The soccer doubleheader that was originally scheduled for Sunday, September 16th, 2001 at Arrowhead Stadium has been canceled. This event was scheduled to include the U.S. Women's National Team versus China followed by the Kansas City Wizards versus the Colorado Rapids. The refund/exchange policy for all persons who are holding tickets for this event is as follows:
- Anyone who purchased their tickets through the Ticketmaster phone or internet systems will automatically receive credit on the credit card account used to purchase their tickets. Those who purchased their tickets in person at a Ticketmaster outlet, please return the tickets in person to the purchase location to obtain a refund.
- All Wizards Season Ticket Holders will automatically receive a credit toward their 2002 season ticket account unless they request otherwise. All others who purchased tickets by mail, fax, or in person at the Wizards Ticket Office should contact the Wizards Ticket Office to exchange or obtain a refund for their tickets. For individuals who purchased tickets through a group, please contact your group coordinator.
- The Wizards ticket office phone number is (816) 920-9300, and is located at Gate D1 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Wizards ticket office will resume its normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on Monday, September 17.