Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Children's Mercy Park to Host Final Olympic Tune Up for US Women

The US women's national team will be making a return to Kansas City and Children's Mercy Park this year for their final friendly ahead of this summer's Olympics in Brazil. The women will be taking on Costa Rica at Children's Mercy Park on Friday, July 22nd at 8pm. It'll be the women's first trip to Kansas City since October of 2014 when the US women defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on a goal by Abby Wambach.

Like the men, the US women are undefeated when playing in Kansas City, holding a 3-0-3 record against opponents. They're 1-0-1 at Children's Mercy Park, a 1-1 draw against Canada back in 2011 being the other result for the women in Kansas City.

The interesting thing to watch with this game will be the price of tickets as well as attendance for the game. The reason for this is because of the similarities between this game and the last time the US men played in KC in late May in the build up to the Copa America Centenario. Like that game, this will be the final tune up for the US women before departing for the tournament, but I don't think I'll be going out on much of a limb to say that tickets for the US women probably won't be the same price as that for the US men. I'd been unable to attend the US game against Bolivia, but reports from fans who did attend were that the cheapest ticket available for purchase was over $50 after all the fees; season ticket holders in the East Stand were saying that their tickets were $70+ after fees. Even though the US women are world champions, I would still expect lower prices for the tickets for this game compared to what fans got for the men.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Let see who is going to win this game at the Rio Olympics 2016