FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship preparations off to rousing start
General public sale of tickets for the FIFA Under-19 Women’s World Championship began on 27 March with the announcement that more than 40,000 tickets have already been sold for the event, to be held in three cities in Canada from 17 August – 1 September.
The Honourable Anne McLellan, Minister of Health, Government of Canada and Honourary Chair of the FIFA Under-19 World Championship, kicked off the public sale with the announcement that 40,000 special passes for the 12 matches to be played in Edmonton, Alberta, have been sold through a special relationship created with the local football associations.
The public sale followed on the heels of the special and unique promotion “guaranteeing that this championship will be extremely well attended. In fact, we have sold out these tournament passes as we set this 40,000 number as our maximum limit when we began this campaign three months ago,” McLellan said.
Canada will be based in Edmonton, and both semifinals and the final will be played in the city’s Commonwealth Stadium. The remainder of the tournament will be played in two cities in British Columbia, Vancouver and Victoria.
"With 800,000 registered soccer players in Canada, soccer is far and away the most popular participation sport in our country. With this event, we aim to further promote the game in Canada with a most special focus on young women," McLellan said.