United States Women’s National Team Playing Ford Field on World Cup Celebration Tour
Fresh off the heels of winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup and the ESPY Award for Best Team in the country, the United States Women’s National Team is set to tour the U.S. to celebrate with its fans. The team will play 10 matches across the country in similar fashion it did in 2008 and 2012 to celebrate its Olympic Gold Medals. Just announced Tuesday is the fact that Michigan’s own Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, will play host to one of the ten games.
On September 17th, the USWNT will host Australia in a friendly competition at Ford Field. The game will start at 7pm and is scheduled to be aired on Fox Sports 1. The United States played Australia once during the World Cup and won 3-1. Goals were scored by Megan Rapino (x2) and Christen Press. Australia advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup tournament.
The game against Australia is the third of the ten to be played. The first two games will see the United States taking on Costa Rica. Games three and four both feature Australia as the opponent. The other six games and opponents have yet to be announced.
Tickets for the Women’s National Team game go on sale this Friday 7/31 at 10 am. You can purchase tickets at the US Soccer website, by phone, or at the Ford Field box office. No ticket prices have been announced yet, but here’s a look at current ranges from other dates:
Pittsburgh: $28 to $250
Chattanooga: $30 to $275
As you can see, there is a wide range in pricing, so you’re likely to choose your budget or base your decision on how close to the action you want to be. A VIP package is also offered featuring close seats, a customer made US National Team jersey, and VIP access to the field. This package costs $550 per person at the other two dates listed.
It’s worth noting that the game in Pittsburgh has sold more than 37,000 tickets. This means perhaps winning the World Cup is creating more demand to see the women in action. Back in 2012, the USWNT took on China in front of 17,371 people at Ford Field on part of its Olympic Gold Medal tour. The team also played at Ford Field in 2008.
Ford Field has had its share hosting key sporting events and concerts. Don’t miss your only chance to see the United States Women’s National Team in the state of Michigan for 2015 and perhaps several years.