Join U.S. Soccer Foundation President, Ed Foster-Simeon, Ben Olsen and soccer fans at the Newseum tomorrow to watch the FIFA World Cup announcement!
WHAT: D.C. United’s newly announced head coach Ben Olsen and goalkeeper Bill Hamid join local and soccer officials and fans at the FIFA World Cup™ Official Announcement Viewing Party at the Newseum on Thursday, December 2, 2010. The general public is invited to attend for FREE. The United States is bidding to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Washington, D.C. is one of 18 candidate host cities.
WHERE: The event will be held at the Newseum, located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W. The viewing party will take place in the Great Hall of News.
WHO: Also joining the festivities is Ed Foster-Simeon of the U.S. Soccer Foundation and representatives from the Washington, D.C. Local Bid Committee (Greater Washington Sports Alliance, D.C. United, Washington Redskins/FedExField, Washington Convention and Sports Authority, Destination DC and Greater Washington Board of Trade)
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM Newseum Doors Open for Event
Media Check-In begins (6th Street Entrance)
9:30 AM D.C. World Cup Video VIP Remarks
10:00 AM Official FIFA World Cup Announcement Show begins
10:45 AM Follow-Up Remarks
MEDIA: For access to this event, all media must RSVP by December 1 to Amber Johnson, WCSA (firstname.lastname@example.org / 202-480-5789). Only credentialed media will be admitted.
For additional information, please contact:
ABOUT THE USA BID COMMITTEE INC.
The USA Bid Committee is a non-profit organization created to prepare a successful application to host the FIFA World CupTM in 2022 on behalf of the United States Soccer Federation. President Bill Clinton is the honorary chairman of the USA Bid Committee, US. Soccer President Sunil Gulati is chairman and Carlos Cordeiro the vice-chairman. David Downs is the Executive Director.
The USA Bid Committee’s high profile Board of Directors include: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, counselor and aide to President Clinton – Doug Band, comedian Drew Carey, former boxer Oscar De La Hoya, American soccer stars Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, actors Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, director Spike Lee and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The U.S. Bid is supported by official sponsors American Airlines, AT&T, Cerner, Fox Soccer Channel and Latham & Watkins. The U.S. Bid includes 18 candidate host cities and it features 18 currently existing stadiums which have been built or renovated in the last 20 years and all of which are in compliance with FIFA requirements. With an average capacity of more than 76,000 spectators, the stadiums in the U.S. Bid offer the availability of a World Cup-record five million tickets.
For more information on the U.S. Bid, visit goUSAbid.com.
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