U.S. Soccer SheBelieves Cup Comes to Historic RFK Stadium on March 7 for Women’s National Team Doubleheader
Doubleheader to Feature Four of the World’s Top Five-Ranked Women’s National Teams
(Washington, DC) – February X, 2017 – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia will host the 2017 U.S. Soccer SheBelieves Cup doubleheader on March 7 at RFK Stadium. The doubleheader will feature four of the top five-ranked women’s national teams in the world—Germany vs. England at 4:00p.m. and USA vs. France at 7:00p.m. The USA match will air live on FS1.
Home to Major League Soccer’s D.C. United since 1996, RFK Stadium is a historic and prominent anchor to a local, national and global soccer fan base. This year’s SheBelieves Cup marks the 10th RFK Stadium appearance for the U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) since its first game at the stadium in 1995 including a Women’s World Cup and Women’s World Cup Qualifier. RFK has also hosted the most U.S. Men’s National Team matches of any venue worldwide with an overall 15-3-6 record and a 10 game (8-0-2) unbeaten run at the stadium after the team’s October 2016 game.
“We are thrilled to have the Women’s National Team return to RFK Stadium for the 10th time for the 2017 SheBelieves Cup,” said Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of sports, entertainment, and special events at Events DC. “Soccer has a tremendous presence in Washington, DC—especially at RFK—with a very devoted fan base. It is an honor to have hosted more than 30 combined Women’s and Men’s U.S. Soccer matches in the city.”
SheBelieves is a campaign developed by WNT players and launched in 2015 to inspire and encourage youth girls to fulfill their dreams and believe in themselves.
The SheBelieves tournament winner is determined by the total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head results and lastly, FIFA ranking if necessary.
The WNT is 9-0-0 at RFK Stadium and last played at the stadium in 2014 against Haiti for the Women’s World Cup Qualifier.
• Tickets for the March 7 doubleheader are on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or through charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
• Groups orders must adhere to a 20-ticket minimum and can be obtained through the online form at https://fs22.formsite.com/ussoccer/form106/index.html
• Tickets will not be sold at RFK Stadium except on the day of the event.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC and @TheEventsDC_SED for the Sports Entertainment and Special Events Division), and Instagram (@EventsDC).