Key Event Details
June 6, 2015 – July 5 2015
150,000 tickets were sold in the first 48 hours after FIFA opened up sales. Organizers hope to sell 1.5 million tickets to the 24-team, 52-match tournament. The 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany had 16-teams with 32-games and drew a total of 845,711 fans
The match schedule has been released. You can view it by clicking here.
Notes on Host Cities:
With six host cities spanning Western to Eastern Canada, there are many different experiences for traveling fans
The most popular city will be Vancouver due to its near perfect summer weather, it’s accessibility, and because it’s hosting the Final Match. Montreal (one of our favorite cities) will also be popular because of its French culture and rich history.
Vancouver and Montreal have the largest airports, and will be the easiest to secure nonstop flights from most large US airports.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, but won’t play World Cup host as they’re hosting next summer’s PanAm Games.
Summary of Each Host City – Canada 2015
1. Vancouver: Dynamic, international city that offers an unprecedented range of activities and experiences. There are many cultural attractions and performing arts for visitors to partake in Canada’s 3rd largest city. Daytrips to Whistler will be a very popular excursion for those heading to Vancouver.
Match Details: Vancouver is hosting five group play matches, two round of 16, one Quarterfinal and the Final match.
2. Montreal: Has everything that one of the world’s great cities (and 2nd largest in Canada) should have to offer. This predominantly French yet multi-cultural metropolis is home to more than 120 cultural communities, and has a charming ambiance that is part American, part European.
Match Details: Montreal is hosting six group play matches, one round of 16, one Quarterfinal and one Semifinal match.
3. Edmonton: More than 1 million people call Edmonton home, but it hasn’t lost its small-town friendliness and western hospitality for which it has always been famous. Welcoming atmosphere and natural beauty has attracted newcomers from all over the world. Edmonton is home to the largest shopping mall in North America.
Match Details: Edmonton is hosting six group play matches, two round of 16, one Quarterfinal, one Semifinal, and the Third place match.
4. Ottawa: Ottawa has cultural amenities expected by the diplomatic crowd, but still maintains the friendliness and ease of a much smaller city. You’ll hear English and French spoken on the streets and you’ll also find a thriving high technology and entrepreneurial community in Canada’s capital city.
Match Details: Ottawa is hosting six group play matches, two round of 16, and one Quarterfinal.
5. Winnipeg: Manitoba’s vibrant capital city is located at the center of Canada and North America. With a population of 800,000 culturally diverse people, the city has a cosmopolitan, international flair and a welcoming spirit.
Match Details: Winnipeg is hosting seven group play matches including Team USA’s first match against Australia (June 8th).
6. Moncton: With a population of 138,000, Moncton is the smallest host city. It’s rated one of the best places to live in Canada and is the entertainment capital of New Brunswick. It’s central to two coasts; the rugged beauty of the Fundy Coast (highest tides in the world), and the beautiful Acadian Coast (warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia).
Match Details: Moncton is hosting six group play matches and one round of 16 match.
There are two ways you can go about planning your World Cup adventure. Here are the pro’s and con’s of each trip below:
1. Follow Team USA Trip
Watching the USWNT has never been easier with the World Cup being played almost in our backyard.
There is no control over which cities you visit, the schedule is determined by a blind draw.
2. City Based Trips
If you know which city or cities that you want to visit, you can take your trip during group play matches and be guaranteed to see a number one seed, or you can wait and visit one of the host cities during a Quarterfinal, Semifinal and/or the Final match in Vancouver. Planning your trip to Vancouver during the finals is the best way to hedge for a USA match and will let you see one of the world’s most spectacular destinations.
You can reserve your trip now and not have to worry about price increases or availability for airfare, hotel, transportation, city tours, excursions, etc.
Control your destination and select the type of trip that works best for you and your friends/family
No guarantee which teams you will see
With the World Cup being played in North America and Team USA being the favorite, demand from American soccer fans to attend the World Cup will be at an all-time high in 2015.
Reserving now will guarantee the city you want to visit at the best prices; prices will only increase as the event nears.
There are lots of companies selling packages to the Women’s World Cup. Check out Fandeaver (launched by former Zappos employees) for one of the better experiences.