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FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Canada marks one year countdown with clocks

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 09, 2014 9:22 am

To mark the one year mark until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada, a countdown clock was unveiled at BC Place Stadium last week.

It is just one of a handful of countdown clocks that were unveiled at six host cities across Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton (New Brunswick).

“Momentum is building towards next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, incredibly now just a year away,” said Victor Montagliani, Chairman of the National Organising Committee. “These countdown clocks give fans an opportunity to get engaged in this once-in-a-lifetime event for Canada.”

The countdown clocks are more than 3 metres tall and 1.2 metres wide, and along with the logo it features the official slogan: “To a greater goal” (as well as in French: Vers le grand but).

“Vancouver is known worldwide as a world-class host city for major sports events and we are thrilled to be welcoming the world for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2015,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The 55,000-seat BC Place Stadium will host eight matches and the championship final. The crowds it will bring are expected to provide over $36 million in economic spinoffs to Vancouver.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup will run from June 6 to July 5, 2015.

 

Source/Image: BC Place Stadium

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