Women's World Cup expected to bring $36.7 million to Vancouver

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June 4 2015 –

We anticipate an estimated $36.7 million impact on the local economy as a consequence of hosting nine matches – including the Final Match – of the month-long FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 TM tournament.

The tournament starts on June 6 and ends on July 5 and is being hosted by six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moncton.

Based on national projections released by the Canada Sport Tourism Alliance in February of 2014, the 2015 tournament is estimated to generate approximately $132 million in economic output.

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Key matches

Key matches that are expected to draw significant visitor numbers and will influence the final economic impact figures for Vancouver are the:

  • US match against Nigeria on June 16 where it is anticipated that soccer fans from the Pacific North West will make the trek
  • Quarter-Final match on June 27
  • Final match which will be played in Vancouver on July 5 and is already sold out

Vancouver Fan Zone

BC Place stadium with a seating capacity of over 59,000 is host to all nine local matches.

Our free-admission Fan Zone, which we're co-hosting with FIFA at Larwill Park, is expected to draw up to 5,000 visitors on each of its 12 open days to enjoy the cross-country tournament on big screens along with:

  • Local live music acts
  • Exhibition soccer tournaments
  • Interactive games
  • Athlete autograph opportunities
  • Food and beverage
  • Contesting and more

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Tournament to benefit local facilities

Our Empire and Trillium fields are being used by several national teams for training in advance of the tournament, and Trillium has benefited from a FIFA-funded turf upgrade which is a legacy that will benefit local teams and athletes for years to come.

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Women's World Cup 2015 Fan Zone

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