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FIFA Women’s World Cup Onto The Quarter Finals

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53,855 spectators attended the Round of 16 knock-out match between Canada and Switzerland on Sunday, making it one for the records books with the highest attendance for any national team match (any sport, men or women) ever in Canada. With a slow start to the match in the first half, both teams came out ready […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16

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The Round of 16 quarterfinal matches will soon be underway in host cities across Canada as the FIFA Women’s World Cup competition heats up. After hosting Group C (Japan, Switzerland, Ecuador, Cameroon) at BC Place, Vancouver welcomed fans of the USA and Nigeria on Tuesday as 52,193 spectators packed the stadium, painting the town red, […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Second Match Day in Vancouver

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The Group C teams that we’ve come to know and enjoy at BC Place have moved on to new venues for their final matches of the round but not before a pair of impressive showings in front of the Vancouver crowd last Friday. With over 5,000 more spectators in attendance, Switzerland blanked Ecuador in a […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup: First Match Day in Vancouver

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“Where are you from?” asked the security personnel as I walked out to the Media Tribune on BC Place’s 400 level. “I’m from here, I’m local,” I said, feeling inadequate as though they were waiting to welcome a journalist from afar instead they got someone who lives 8 blocks away. “Well then, you’re super VIP!” […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup Brings New Technology to BC Place

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BC Place still had that new turf smell when I arrived this morning along with media from around the globe to preview some of the technology that will be used during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The scene around the stadium was filled with hard hats, scaffolding, tents, fences, and new branding was all put […]