BIG EAST WOMEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP MOVES TO RENTSCHLER FIELD
-Free admission for all fans as three nationally ranked teams begin action Friday, Nov. 2
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The 2012 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship will be played at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Nov. 2 & 4. Originally set for Morrone Stadium on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, the switch is being made to help alleviate the complications on campus due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
“Due to varying safety and logistical issues, we are excited to partner with UConn and Rentschler Field to produce a top-notch championship event,” said BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Olympic Sports Jim Siedliski. “The move to East Hartford will allow our four NCAA-caliber teams a championship experience at a world-class facility.”
The UConn campus was closed Monday and Tuesday due to the Hurricane Sandy.
“We are pleased to assist The BIG EAST Conference and the University of Connecticut in relocating this event to Rentschler Field”, said Michael Fresher, General Manager, Bushnell Management Services. “Since we are a Hartford-based management team with a close working relationship with the UCONN athletic department, we were able to quickly coordinate the local logistics of this event. We are proud to be of service to the community, the BIG EAST Conference and The University of Connecticut during this unprecedented time.”
The 2012 BIG EAST women’s soccer championship begins Friday. The semifinals are set for Nov. 2 at Noon and 2:30 p.m. ET. Both will be carried nationally on the CBS Sports Network. The title game is set for Nov. 4 at Noon and will be televised on the CBS Sports Network, as well as numerous regional sports networks, including SNY. The game also will be streamed live online for free at www.bigeast.tv
In addition, there will be free admission due to the change in venue and kickoff times.
2 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Semifinal 1, East Hartford, Conn.)
CBS Sports Network – Noon, ET; Notre Dame vs. Marquette
2 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Semifinal 2, East Hartford, Conn.)
CBS Sports Network – 2:30 p.m.; USF vs. Georgetown
4 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Title Game, East Hartford, Conn.)
Noon – BETV/CBS Sports Network
CHICAGO (Sept. 6, 2012) - Tickets for the U.S. Women's National Team Fan Tribute Tour match against Germany at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, go on sale to the public starting on Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. ET.
Tickets will be available through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Greater Hartford (including Walmart stores) and The Bushnell Box Office (166 Capitol Ave. in downtown Hartford, open Monday-Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., although not selling tickets for this game until Sept. 17). The ticket office at Rentschler Field is only open on the day of the event.
Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. ET and runs until Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. ET at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
The U.S. WNT started the Fan Tribute Tour on Sept. 1 with an 8-0 win against Costa Rica at a sold-out Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. The U.S. faces Australia at 12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with a live broadcast on NBC before heading to the Rocky Mountains to square off against Australia on Sept. 19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Prior to arriving in East Hartford, the U.S. plays Germany on Oct. 20 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Fans can follow all U.S. WNT matches through ussoccer.com's Match Tracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.
The U.S. Women's National Team won its third straight gold medal and fourth gold medal overall at the 2012 London Olympics. The USA displayed its first 6-0-0 record at the event, which included a thrilling come-from-behind overtime victory in the semifinals against Canada on Aug. 6 and Carli Lloyd's two-goal performance to lead the U.S. to a 2-1 win against 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japan in the gold medal match on Aug. 9.
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