Edmonton to host Canada 2015 action
As an Official Host City for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, Edmonton will play host to 11 matches during the competition at Commonwealth Stadium, including group matches, quarter-final and semi-final match, and 3/4 place match.
Edmonton: Building a legacy in women’s soccer
Edmonton is no stranger to international football. Playing host to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, Edmonton matches drew a total of more than 240,000 fans. Close to 50,000 attended the memorable Canada-USA final at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002 – still the largest crowd ever for a FIFA women’s youth match.
Edmontonians continue to embrace football in a big way, in the seats and on the pitch. At last count, the city had 26 clubs and almost 27,000 registered players. And after several years away, 2011 marked the inaugural year for FC Edmonton. Playing in the North American Soccer League, FC Edmonton competes against teams from across the United States and Puerto Rico.
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