The biggest and most exciting tournament in women’s sports is just around the corner and tickets are now on sale. The 2015 FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup is coming to 6 cities across Canada from June 6- July 5, 2015 and you will not want to miss the chance to attend in person!
The Women’s World Cup tournament is played every four years and features teams from 24 countries around the world with the top female athletic talent on full display. The last Women’s World Cup in 2011 garnered unprecedented support and attention (850,000 fans attended and 407.8 million tuned in on TV) from fans of both genders and of all ages and featured an electrifying (and for American fans….heartbreaking) final match between Japan and the USA where the Americans were ultimately defeated by Japan in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
This coming year’s competition is shaping up to be even more exciting than the last. In the past four years the talent in the women’s game has only increased with more professional playing opportunities for female players and support for women’s soccer has taken off. The excitement during the 2015 tournament is guaranteed to be at an all-time high!
Attending a soccer World Cup is a once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss. Along with the excitement of the matches, FIFA brings an amazing show to the host cities with fan zones and pregame entertainment. Cities and stadiums are filled with passionate fans from around the world and the electrifying atmosphere is absolutely unbelievable! The tournament also makes for a great reason to explore new cities and countries with your family. Kids will certainly be inspired by the players and remember this most memorable experience!
Everything you need to know about purchasing your tickets (and some of my own tips!) is below. Tickets may be purchased on the FIFA Website.
- Dates: June 6 – July 5, 2015
- Venue: 6 stadiums across Canada- Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver & Winnipeg
- 24 countries
- 52 matches
- 1.5 million spectators expected
Ticket Sales Phases:
- NOW- Stadium Passport & Stadium Half Passes available for sale
- February 6-February 25- Individual Tickets available via presale for VISA card holders
- February 26-July 5- Individual Tickets go on sale to the general public
Stadium Passport– Tickets to all games being played at an individual stadium. Receive up to a 25% discount on tickets and sit in the same seat for all matches. Receive early access to purchase tickets to the final in Vancouver. Pricing from $72 to $398 USD based on venue and level of seating chosen.
Stadium Half Pass– Tickets to half the games being played at an individual stadium. Only available for Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver venues. Receive up to a 25% discount on tickets and sit in the same seat for all matches. Receive early access to purchase tickets to the final in Vancouver. Pricing from $64 to $254 USD based on venue and level of seating chosen.
Individual Tickets– Individual tickets go on sale to Visa card holders starting February 6th, 2015 and then to the general public on February 26th, 2015 on first come first served basis. Pick and choose stadiums, dates and matches of your choice.
Tickets to the Final- To be held at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Priority for purchasing is first given to Stadium Passport and Stadium Half Pass holders. Access will then be opened for individual ticket holders subject to availability. Pricing from $40 to $133 USD based on level of seating chosen.
- To purchase tickets you need to create an account on www.fifa.com. Do this in advance of your ticket purchase. It saves you time and hassle during checkout.
- Notify your bank ahead of time of your pending purchase. It is likely to be an international transaction and notifying your bank will stop the transaction from being blocked for security.
- US Soccer Supporter Club members will be given advance access to individual ticket sales. To become a member for free visit their membership page here.
- Children Ages 2 and under do not require a ticket but must sit on an adult’s lap.
- FIFA is very strict about ticket usage. You are not allowed to re-sell your tickets and it is very difficult to transfer tickets to another person. Be sure to review the ticketing restrictions before buying.
- Once you’ve secured your match tickets book your hotel and transport arrangements ASAP! Prices can get sky-high the closer to the tournament and often FIFA books blocks of hotel rooms exclusively for hospitality package holders and sponsors.
- To review the FWWC Ticketing Guide and to purchase your tickets visit the ticketing page here.
- Worldwide, 29 million girls and women play soccer
- The inaugural Women’s World Cup was held in 1991 in China, sixty-one years after the men’s first World Cup. The event was won by the United States.
- The 2015 Women’s World Cup will be the first to be played on artificial turf.
- Now into their 30s, Norway’s Trine Bjerke Ronning, Ingvild Stensland & Ingrid Hjelmseth are still at their peak and bring valuable experience to their side.
- FIFA’s Women’s World Cup trophy has an original value of around $30,000. The cup itself has a green serpentine marble base, and the spiral and football are made with pure silver covered with 23-carat gold and white gold.
- Half of Canada’s provinces (which account for more than 85% of the population) are governed by women.
- Canada has more donut shops per capita than anywhere in the world.
- Loonies and Toonies are commonly used names for $1 and $2 coins.