This August Soccer fans from all around the world eagerly look forward to the World Cup every year. While the women's world cup once suffered from fewer fans, the top females playing the sport today often have nearly as many fans as the male players do. When the Women's World Cup Canada organizers announced that it selected Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton for some of its games, fans quickly bought tickets to ensure they wouldn't be left out. Despite the popularity of the sport, tickets to some of the August games are still available. Fans can look forward to seeing the women in action when they hit the field later this year.
Upcoming Games in Edmonton
Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton will see some great players come to play soccer this summer. The stadium will host two matches on August 5, 2014 with the games starting at five in the afternoon. Germany will play the United States, and fans can stick around to watch the game between China and Brazil later in the day. Fans can watch two other games on August 8 starting at five pm at the stadium. The United States female team will play the female team from Brazil before Germany faces off against China.
How and Where to Get Tickets
Those interested in buying tickets for the big games can purchase tickets online, over the phone or at the box office. Commonwealth Stadium has a will call box office that will hold tickets for those who purchased tickets online or over the phone. Purchasers must bring a valid picture ID to pick up their tickets. Depending on the popularity of the events, the box office may have some additional tickets available – but if you’re keen on going you should certainly get your tickets in advance or you risk missing out on seeing the games in person.
Going to the Stadium
As Commonwealth Stadium is in a popular part of town, there are only a small number of parking spots available. Locals can take the public buses from several bus stops in the city. The Park 'n Ride program is a good option for both locals and visitors to the city. This system lets ticket holders park in one location, take a bus to the stadium and return to their cars after the game. Other local transportation methods run several hours before and after games to and from the stadium. You can always take a taxi as well.
Using the Stadium Facilities
Commonwealth Stadium is a wheelchair and handicap accessible facility that is open to people of all ages, backgrounds and disabilities. Gate 2 has a wheelchair ramp, and wheelchair drop-offs are available at Gate 2, Gate 6 and Gate 11. Gate 11 also has a wheelchair accessible elevator for reaching the upper levels of the stadium. Visitors have access to money machines located throughout the stadium and a number of stands that sell concessions and souvenirs.
It's rare that Edmonton will be able to see competitive soccer action like this – so if you're a soccer fan, get your tickets now and don't miss out!
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