Jarrek Posted June 23, 2004 Share Posted June 23, 2004 The Canadian Soccer Association - l'Association canadienne de soccer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EDMONTON WILL HOST MEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIER Commonwealth Stadium expected to pack in more than 30,000 fans for Men’s World Cup Qualifier on September 4th, 2004. Edmonton, AB –After two convincing wins in Kingston last week against Belize, the Canadian Men’s World Cup Soccer Team has advanced to the next round of qualifying for the 2004 World Cup. Today at a press conference held today at Edmonton City Hall, the Canadian Soccer Association and the Edmonton local organizing committee announced Edmonton will host the second Canadian home game of the semi-final qualifying round on September 4th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. (local). Tickets for the game range from $19.00 – $39.00 for reserved seating and $8.00 for general admission seating. Reserved seating tickets will go on sale on Friday June 25, 2004 at all Ticketmaster outlets in Canada, charge by phone (780-451-8000), www.ticketmaster.ca General seating are priced at $8.00 and available by contacting (780) 471-0889 or email@example.com At the press conference were: • Frank Yallop, Canadian Men’s World Cup Team Head Coach • Kevin Montgomery, CIBC District Vice-President, Edmonton (The Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of the CSA) • Members of the local organizing committee Commonwealth Stadium will host the all important game for Canada as they take on Honduras in the CONCACAF 2006 World Cup Qualifying semi-final round. But what better place to hold the crucial game than in Edmonton – a city that eats, breaths, and sleeps soccer. Last time a National Team came to Edmonton, Commonwealth Stadium packed in almost 30,000 screening fans. And it appears this game will be no different. “We are so excited to be returning to Edmonton,” said Kevan Pipe, COO Canadian Soccer Association. “The support local soccer fans give our players is outstanding. We are so fortunate to have the best fans, and most supportive sponsors. They will all play a huge role in propelling the men to new heights.” Earlier this year, CIBC announced its unprecedented $4.3 million sponsorship of the Canadian Soccer Association – a sponsorship which helps all players and teams under the CSA umbrella including the Men’s World Cup team. “I would like to congratulate all the players and coaches for their outstanding play in Kingston last week,” said Stephen Graham, CIBC’s Executive Vice-President, Personal and Small Business Banking and Chief Marketing Officer. “CIBC is dedicated to supporting amateur athletes in Canada. With over 825,000 players and coaches registered with the Canadian Soccer Association, and almost 91,000 players from Alberta, Canada has a huge pool of talent to draw from. As a Canadian corporate leader, we feel a responsibility to make a financial commitment of this magnitude to ensure that Canadian amateur soccer can thrive.” *** About CIBC CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with almost nine million personal banking and business customers. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, the United States and around the world. To find other news releases and information about CIBC, visit the bank’s Press Centre at www.cibc.com. About the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) Founded in 1912, the Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its members, is dedicated to promoting the growth and development of soccer for all Canadians at all levels. In this pursuit, the Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its members, is committed to providing leadership and good governance for the sport of soccer. Please see the attached news release for details. CSA Communications Department Phone: (613) 237-7678 ext. 242 Website: www.canadasoccer.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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