Free World Cup final event set for Trout Lake
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3350 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia
Yes, soccer fever has gripped Vancouver (have you been on the Drive lately?) and to celebrate, the City of Vancouver is throwing one last hurrah for the final game.The public can watch the game for free this Sunday (July 13) at Trout Lake on a massive, 13-foot by 23-foot LED screen set up at the park as part of the “Soccer! Samba!! Celebration!!!”
The family-friendly (and alcohol-free) event will also have two themed zones, including the Rio De Janeiro Zone. According to a press release, this area is designed to create “as vivid and compelling an environment as possible by mimicking the sound, feeling, and atmosphere of the final match’s Estadio do Maracana stadium.”
The second Soccer Fan Fun Zone will feature interactive activities and games for families. The day will feature live performances from local South American and Brazilian cultural troupes, a best-dressed fan contest, and a station where kids can design their own soccer jersey.
The event will also promote the 2015 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Canada, with some matches played at BC Place in Vancouver.
Space is limited fo this weekend’s event, however. The event site can hold only 800 people, so book advance tickets at the City of Vancouver website.