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Canada Soccer – The tide of #CanadaRED support‎ continues to rise as yet another Canada Soccer milestone has been surpassed ahead of this month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers in Vancouver.

With more than 40,000 spectators booked for the Friday 25 March match at BC Place, the upper bowl end zones have been opened with new seats available for as low as $15 each.

Already, the Canada-Mexico battle will mark the largest attendance for a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match ever hosted in Canada. Canada Soccer is calling out for additional #CanadaRED support, with tickets to the crucial encounter available online via www.canadasoccer.com/tickets.

With a big crowd, fans are encouraged to arrive early on match day with the BC Place gates open at 5pm (17.00 local), a full two hours before the 19.00 kickoff to ensure that all fans are able to safely and efficiently make their way to their seats.

As always, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is calling on all fans to wear red as we create a sea of #CanadaRED support in the stadium and across the country. Fans looking to pick up official Canada Soccer merchandise will find a number of retail locations within the stadium.

A special pre-match Fan Fest on the Terry Fox Plaza will welcome fans to the #CanadaRED party, featuring exciting activations, a number of fan giveaways, and a live DJ.

For fans riding to the match, the Bicycle Valet will be operational at Gate C.

SUPPORT #CANADARED, BE CANADA’S 12th MAN
The Canada-Mexico match promises an unforgettable atmosphere. With the lower bowl already full, upper bowl seating is available to fans starting as low as $15 in the newly opened end zone seats (plus applicable fees). The popular ‘Me+3’ offer will remain available in select sections, available directly via Tickmaster.ca by selecting the ‘Me+3’ offer.

Group discounts will continue to be offered, with groups of 10 or more eligible to receive discounts of up to 30% off regularly priced sections. Group tickets will be processed on a first come, first served basis, for complete information and to submit a request for tickets visit the group ticket section on www.canadasoccer.com/tickets.

Canadian Supporters have been allocated a number of dedicated sections in the west end of BC Place. Fans wishing to sit in the Canadian supporter sections are encouraged to visit the Voyageurs website for more information and to purchase tickets through thevoyageurs.org. Please note that persistent standing will be permitted in these sections.

Canadian fans interested in travelling to Mexico to support Canada’s Men’s National Team at Azteca are encouraged to check out the custom travel package which is being offered by The Supporters Section Sports Travel. For more information, visit https://www.thesupporterssection.com/event/canada-at-mexico-world-cup-qualifying/.

Visiting Supporters will be accommodated in dedicated sections in the northeast corner of BC Place. Fans wishing to sit in these sections should select “Mexican supporters” from the drop-down menu on the Ticketmaster event page or identify as visiting supporters through the group ticket sales process.

Complete ticket information is available at canadasoccer.com/tickets.

ROAD TO THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is the biggest single-sport event in the world. From 209 member associations from around the world, 32 finalists will qualify for the 32-day event that is played in 11 cities from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

Canada are amongst the 12 CONCACAF nations in the hunt for a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The remaining nations have been split into three groups for the continent’s 2015-2016 semi-final stage. The top-two nations in each group will advance to the final round in 2017, from which three nations qualify for Russia 2018 and the fourth team advances to an intercontinental playoff.

In CONCACAF Round 4, Canada will play six matches, with both a home and away encounter against Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico. Matches will be played over three international windows, with Canada gaining a valuable four points after the first two matches with a victory over Honduras (1:0) at home on 15 November 2015 and a draw in El Salvador (0:0) on 17 November 2015.

Following the home and away matches with Mexico on 25 and 29 March, 2016, Canada then faces Honduras away and El Salvador at home again in September 2016.

About Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com

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Richard Scott

Men’s National Teams Program
rscott@canadasoccer.com
m. 613-818-0305

Carrie Croft

Women’s National Teams Program
ccroft@canadasoccer.com
m. 613-406-4986