The month-long 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada comes to a close tonight at Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium with the championship final between United States and Japan.
To celebrate the occasion, the Vancouver Convention Centre has confirmed that the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza will be relit later today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Vancouver is currently flooded with American tourists who have been coming north of the border throughout the weekend in anticipation of the big match.
The sold-out championship final is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. PST (broadcasted live on CTV), but fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long line-ups at the gates and ensure they do not miss any part of the match. Doors to the stadium will open at 1 p.m.
There have been rumours that fireworks will be launched from the roof of B.C. Place Stadium upon the conclusion of the championship final and the trophy ceremony. However, organizers at the local organizing committee and Pavco have been unable to confirm this.
Fireworks were launched from the roof of the stadium during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. And for the previous men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup tournaments, fireworks were also launched from the roof of the venues.