CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will host a U.S. Women’s National Team Viewing Party for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the England-Japan winner on Sunday, July 5 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
With support from the Chicago Park District, U.S. Soccer will kick off the festivities at 3 p.m. with a FanHQ event in Lincoln Park near the intersection of Stockton Drive and LaSalle Drive, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo.
FanHQ will include various fan-focused activities, while U.S. Soccer merchandise, along with food, soft drinks, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.
The viewing party will feature FOX’s live feed of the match displayed on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. CT. The Final match against England or Japan will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The events are free and open to the public.
Last summer U.S. Soccer hosted four viewing parties with inspiring success. The last Viewing Party at Soldier Field drew over 28,000 fans to the lakefront park.
The U.S. qualified for the Final after winning its group – which included Australia, Sweden and Nigeria – and then defeating Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16, China 1-0 in the Quarterfinals and Germany 2-0 in the Semifinals.
Media are invited to the event, and all media requests should be directed to Sinhue Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org, O: (312) 528- 1237, M: (224)-715-0387 or Alex Prosperi Alexander.Prosperi@fleishman.com (847) 830-0284. Television affiliates are invited for live shots at the park and parking instructions will be sent out at a later date. U.S. Soccer asks that if you are looking to park your TV truck to please inform us in advance because parking will likely be restricted.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years. U.S. Soccer is headquartered in two refurbished mansions in Chicago’s Prairie Avenue Historical District. Since dubbed U.S. Soccer House, on the corner of 18th Street and Prairie Avenue it now serves as the American home of the world’s most popular sport.