U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Stops in Birmingham
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The World Cup champion U.S. Women’s Soccer team takes the field in Birmingham, Ala. as part of a countrywide, 10-game Victory Tour celebration.
The team plays Haiti at Birmingham’s Legion Field Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Since defeating Japan to win its third World Cup, it’s been all work and play for the 2015 ESPY “Best Team” award winner. The USA opened the tour Aug. 16 against Costa Rica in Pittsburgh, and is currently 2-0 as it prepares to face Haiti in Detroit, Mich. tonight at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday. A special feature of the tour is the Women’s World Cup trophy that will be on display in two Birmingham locations: Alabama Sports Hall of Fame – Friday, Sept. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Legion Field, Fan HQ – Sunday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Update: the team will also hold a public training session Saturday, Sept. 19 at Legion Field. The session begins at 3:30 p.m. but gates open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
According to Gene Hallman, executive director of the Alabama Sports Foundation and CEO of Bruno Event Team, 35,000 tickets have already been sold and the soccer match could occur before a record crowd. The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics match between Team USA and Argentina currently holds the highest attendance for an event held at Legion Field.
The Birmingham match between Team USA and Haiti airs on ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at ussoccer.com and all Ticketmaster centers.
Sources: AL.com and ussoccer.com