Three Things You Need to Know About FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Edmonton
Join Edmonton as we prepare to welcome the world to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM. As an official host city, Edmonton will host 11 matches during the competition atCommonwealth Stadium, including Team Canada matches on June 6 and 11; group matches on June 16; round of 16 matches on June 20 and 22; a quarter final match on June 27; a semi final match on July 1; and 3rd place match on July 4.
Here are the top three things you need to know to make the most of your FIFA experience.
What to expect at the matches
Match tickets include free bus, LRT or Park & Ride to and from Commonwealth Stadium on match days. This includes service for two hours before the game, during the game, and two hours after the game ends. Transit services will be increased to accommodate increased ridership on match days. Allow plenty of time for travel, so you don’t miss kickoff. For full details, check takeETS.com/FIFA.
Gates open 120 minutes before the start of matches. On doubleheaders, one ticket will give you access to watch both matches. Re-entry is not permitted. See the Edmonton Spectator Guide for specifics on stadium security, accessibility, tickets, and merchandise.
For the opening match on June 6, the opening ceremony is included as part of your match ticket. It will start at 3:40pm, so make sure you’re in your seats to see Grammy Award winning artist Sarah McLachlan and Juno Award winning duo Tegan and Sara. There are many events around the city on June 6, so please give yourself plenty of time to travel.
Ways to Support Team Canada
Team Canada is playing at least two matches in Edmonton and we know you’re going to fill the stadium in red and white, but here are a few other things you can do to show your Canadian pride.
Join the Team Canada Fan March on June 6
To celebrate the tournament kickoff in Edmonton, Team Canada fans will be marching to Commonwealth Stadium! Led by multiple Olympic medalist in alpine skiing, Senator Nancy Greene-Raine, marchers will be wearing red and white, cheering wildly, and carrying the signed big jersey up to the gates!
Meet on the east side of Borden Park (73 St & north of 112 Ave), and look for the City of Edmonton soccer tent to collect your Canada items. March will leave at 2:30pm and head to the stadium.
Opening ceremonies start at 3:40pm prior to the Team Canada vs China match at 4pm.
Show us Your Soccer Smarts in the 15 Days to Kickoff Trivia Contest
We’ve partnered with Edmonton Tourism to give away 60 tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup CanadaTM matches! Show us Your Soccer Smarts in the 15 Days to 2015 Kickoff contest! For full contest rules and to enter, visit . The contest runs until June 5.
Catch FIFA Fever at other events
Watch FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM games on a huge outdoor screen
The City of Edmonton is hosting free viewing parties for select FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM games. The family-friendly events in Centennial Plaza will broadcast the matches on a 10ft x 6ft HD LED screen. Guests can also enjoy additional soccer-themed fun, including skills demonstrations, video games and face painters. Food trucks will be on site. Bring your own chairs. Area opens one hour prior to the first match.
Dates and Times:
- Monday June 15 – Thailand vs Germany at 2pm & Canada vs Netherlands at 5:30pm
- Sunday June 21 – Round of 16 at 2pm & 5:30pm
- Friday June 26 – Quarter-finals at 2pm & at 5:30pm
- Tuesday June 30 – Semi-final at 5pm
- Sunday July 5 – Final at 5pm
Location: Centennial Plaza (behind the Stanley A. Milner Library downtown)
Many local hotels, bars and community groups are planning events too. Bring the family to a BBQ or try a Golden Goal cocktail. A listing of additional community activities is at exploreedmonton.com/FIFA.