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Phinney Center hosting women’s World Cup on big screen this summer

June 16th, 2011 · No Comments

After last year’s successful run of showing men’s World Cup soccer on a huge screen at the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s Community Hall, they’ll be doing it again this summer for the women’s World Cup.

About 20 soccer matches will be shown live on a giant 14-by-8 feet movie screen from June 26 through July 17. The PNA’s Community Hall is in the Brick Building, on the corner of North 67th Street and Dayton Avenue North. Enter through the PNA’s lower parking lot.

The U.S. Women’s team – which is a two-time World Cup champion and currently ranked number one – will compete against 15 of the world’s best teams in Germany.

Home country favorites, Germany, have won two straight World Cups, while the U.S. team is coming off a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a record 8th Algarve Cup win. Brazil, led by five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta, hopes to shed the runner-up label and win its first major global soccer title.

Families from all over Puget Sound can experience the excitement of a World Cup at this all-ages event. Entry to this event will be on a first come first serve basis. Suggested donations for the event are $3/game for adults; $2/game for children (under 18) or $10/game for families. Refreshments will be on hand.

The event is co-hosted by the Pig ‘n Whistle Pub, which will show all Sunday matches. Both venues are all ages.

(Image courtesy of the Phinney Neighborhood Association.)

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