Saturday, July 18 Match to Feature 8 World Cup Red Stars
CHICAGO, Ill. – The Chicago Red Stars invite fans and media in welcoming back the team’s eight FIFA Women’s World Cup players, including four World Champion Americans, in their next home match on Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 pm CT at the Village of Lisle – Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle, Illinois.
The team will have a post game ceremony honoring all eight of their Women’s World Cup players. They include four U.S. Women’s National Team and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions: Julie Johnston, Christen Press, Lori Chalupny and Shannon Boxx, as well as Canadian National Team players Karina LeBlanc, Melissa Tancredi and Adriana Leon and New Zealand captain Abby Erceg.
The match will also feature a Fan Zone where attendees can take pictures with life-size U.S. National Team player cutouts and sign the welcome home banner to be presented at the end of the match. There will also be a halftime t-shirt toss with limited edition USA – Red Stars Nike shirts. Furthermore, the first 200 fans through the gates will receive a limited edition NWSL poster featuring the 23 U.S. Women’s National Team players in their club uniforms and the first 500 guests will receive a complimentary bottle of BODY ARMOR SuperDrink.
As the team’s annual Pride Night is also taking place this evening, there will be a silent auction for custom Red Stars Pride warm-up tops which will be worn by the entire team. Fans will have an opportunity to bid on the pre-game worn tops prior to the match and through halftime. A portion of the proceeds will go to Youth Outlook in Naperville, a local non-profit outreach center for LGBTQ youth.
Tickets for the Welcome Home World Cup Stars match are available now at http://chicagoredstars.ticketfly.com/event/774579-boston-breakers-v-chicago-red-lisle/ or by calling the main ticketing office at 773-698-6001.
For media members who would like to attend games, the credential application form for the 2015 Chicago Red Stars campaign can be found here. In an effort to simplify the process, we will be issuing season-long passes in 2015. To request a credential, please fill out and submit the form. Alternatively you may access and print the PDF version and submit the completed form by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail (Chicago Red Stars, Attn: Sibyl Munoz, 710 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614).
You will be able to pick up your season-long pass at the first home game after you submit your request, provided you have received a note confirming the request was approved. Credential requests submitted less than 24 hours before a given game may not be considered until after that game. Filling out and submitting the form does not a guarantee you will receive any or all of the credentials requested.
For additional information, please contact Chicago Red Stars Communications Coordinator Sibyl Munoz at email@example.com or 773-394-4109.
The complete 2015 Red Stars schedule may be found here.