In much of the world, soccer is known as “football” and the Canadian prime minister is referred to as “The Canadaking.” Embrace cultural differences without using your hands with today’s GrouponLive deal for a ticket to the semifinals of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying at BC Place on Friday, January 27. Tickets are good for both of the following matches:
- U.S. against Costa Rica at 5 p.m.
- Canada against Mexico at 8 p.m.<p>
Choose from the following ticket options:
- For $11, you get one ticket for seating in the Aqua zone, which includes sections 201–203, 225–230, and 252–254 (up to a $20.25 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- For $11, you get one ticket for seating in the Teal zone, which includes sections 203–204, 224–225, 230–231, and 251–252 (up to a $20.25 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- For $13, you get one ticket for seating in the Green zone, which includes sections 204–207, 221–224, 231–234, and 248–251 (up to a $25.05 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the Yellow zone, which includes sections 207–211, 217–221, 234–238, and 244–248 (up to a $32.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).<p>
Competing for North and Central America’s two available slots at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament pits teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean against one another in matches of hands-free athletics. The afternoon will kick off with Costa Rica facing the U.S., whose goalkeeper, Hope Solo, has kept a clean sheet throughout the tournament with her agile net guarding and stern looks at strikers. The Canadian national team takes on Mexico in the following match, with striker Christine Sinclair looking to add to her seven tournament goals scored so far. The winners of each match will nail down guaranteed spots in the summer’s Olympic tournament before playing on Sunday, January 29, for the North and Central American title and the right to touch the soccer ball with their hands in friendly matches for one year.
BC Place offers an idyllic place for soccer shenanigans, with the world’s largest cable-supported retractable roof, which can pull back to reveal 7,500 square metres of sky or close to protect fans against rain, cold, and clouds heckling the opposing fans.
Though Canada has traditionally been a hockey country, support for its national soccer teams continues to grow on the heels of the record-setting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 staged from coast-to-coast. In addition, 2016's Canada vs. Mexico match at BC Place set a record attendance of 54,798. And Canada’s women's national team recently won back-to-back bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 summer games.