Ahead of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, Ottawa’s newly renovated stadium is nearing completion, maintaining the same grounds that hosted matches for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007.
With 24,000 seats, this state-of-the-art facility will give fans fantastic sightlines. The stadium is located in Ottawa’s lively Glebe neighbourhood and it sits on the picturesque banks of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photographers will love the stadium’s exterior, with an iconic wooden veil, paying tribute to the city’s history in the lumber trade, which predates Ottawa’s current role as Canada’s capital city.
The property includes other architectural gems such as the renowned Aberdeen Pavilion, which was inspired by London’s Crystal Palace and constructed in 1898.
A partnership between the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) and the City of Ottawa is bringing this project to life. Ottawa Fury FC, who joins the North American Soccer League this spring, will play its first game at the stadium on 20 July 2014.
Come 2015, the stadium will be more than ready to host nine matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, featuring six group matches and three knockout games.