Canada’s Women’s National Team returns home for celebration match against Mexico
Posted on 17 October 2016 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play at home for the first time since capturing bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when they take on Mexico in a Women's International Friendly on 4 February 2017 in Vancouver at BC Place.
The match will be a celebratory homecoming for Canada’s soccer heroes, after they became the first team in over a hundred years to repeat a podium finish at a summer Olympics. Having won all but one of its games at the Rio Olympics, Canada has rose in international rankings to fourth overall in the world.
“Playing at home is incredibly important to us and we are looking forward to sharing this moment with our family – our fans – who have been with us all along this journey,” said Captain Christine Sinclair. “Bringing home this bronze medal and sharing it with the people who believed in us and helped us believe in ourselves means a lot.”
Sinclair, who netted the bronze medal winning goal in her 250th international appearance at the Rio Olympics, made the announcement of the match with Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli in Vancouver and Head Coach John Herdman.
“This team is like a family and this match will be about welcoming them home and celebrating a really massive achievement,” said Montopoli. “We will be honouring the members of our bronze medal team, but also all the players and staff who have worked tirelessly for our women’s program over the years. This is really a family, together with our dedicated fans, and we wanted to come back to Vancouver and honour that wonderful bond.”
February’s match will be Canada’s Women’s National Team’s first time back at BC Place since placing sixth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
“Over 54,000 people came out to see this Canada take on England in 2015 at BC Place,” added Montopoli. “We are really excited to return to Vancouver, where many of our players train and call home, and share this celebration of Canadian soccer.”
Individual tickets to the Canada v Mexico match will go on sale to the public on Thursday 3 November at 13.00 ET / 10.00 PT via Ticketmaster.ca. The launch of ticket sales will be preceded by a 24-hour pre-sale for Canada Soccer insiders and past purchasers of Canadian National Team matches in Vancouver. Tickets to the match start as low $20 (plus applicable fees) and fans will once again be able to take advantage of a ‘Me+3’ offer in select sections.
Ahead of the launch of the individual ticket sale phase, Groups of 10+ will have access to an exclusive advance window starting on Wednesday 19 October and running through Monday 31 October. All group orders received by October 31st will be processed ahead of the individual ticket sales phase. Groups of 10 or more will be eligible to receive up to 30% off regularly priced tickets and for every group ticket purchased prior to October 31st, fans will receive a special Canadian Women’s National Team poster! The group ticket program will continue to be offered during the individual ticket sales phase.
For complete information visit the group ticket section on canadasoccer.com/tickets.
BC Place Club Seats offer fans a premium match day experience featuring exclusive entrances, in-seat service, larger comfortable seats, exclusive club lounges with a full-service private bar and heightened food offerings, all from some of the best views in the venue. Fans purchasing club seats will receive a complimentary Canada Soccer scarf (retail value of $30) upon arrival to their seats on match day.
Canadian Supporters have been allocated a number of dedicated sections in the west end of BC Place. Fans wishing to sit in the Canadian supporter sections are encouraged to visit the Voyageurs website for more information and to purchase tickets through thevoyageurs.org. Please note that persistent standing will be permitted in these sections.
Visiting supporters will be located in the Southwest corner of BC Place. Fans wishing to sit in these sections should select "Mexican supporters" from the drop-down menu on the Ticketmaster event page.
Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.
#CANWNT Back-to-Back Celebration T-Shirt
In celebration of Canada’s Women’s National Team’s historic back-to-back Olympic Bronze Medals, Canada Soccer and Umbro Canada have introduced a limited edition t-shirt. Fans purchasing tickets to the Canada v Mexico match will have the opportunity to purchase the celebration t-shirt via Ticketmaster.ca at checkout or with their group ticket order, while fans across the country can pick-up their commemorative shirt via the official Canada Soccer store.