Tickets for the semifinal games, third place and final matches of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Chester, Pennsylvania, go on sale to the public Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. ET.
The tournament will directly qualify three teams to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Due to the expected high demand, purchases at this time are limited to series tickets only. A series ticket includes all the games played at the venue.
Fans can purchase series tickets for the doubleheaders on Oct. 24 (semifinals) and Oct. 26 (third place and final matches) starting Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 and at the PPL Park ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
PPL Park, home to Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, will host back-to-back semifinal games at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 24. The tournament’s third-place game kicks off at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, with the final at 6 p.m.
The 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship opens with first-round doubleheaders at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, Oct. 15-16 (TICKETS) before continuing to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, Oct. 17-18 (TICKETS) and concluding group play at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20-21 (TICKETS).
The draw for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship was held in Miami on Sept. 5. In first-round action, Group A features the USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti, while Group B includes Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica and Martinique. Each team will play the others in its group once (round-robin format), playing one game in each of the three first-round venues. The top two finishers in each group travel to Philadelphia for the semifinal round.
The USA will play the second Group A match during all three doubleheaders, and Mexico’s Group B matches will also be the second featured game at that stage of the tournament.
The top three finishers in the tournament – the semifinal winners and the winner of the third-place match – will qualify directly for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup June 6-July 5 in Canada, while the fourth-place team enters a playoff with a team from South America for the final World Cup slot.
Martinique cannot qualify for the semifinal stage as it is not recognized as a FIFA country. Therefore, if Martinique finishes in one of the top two spots in its group, the third-place team would advance to the semifinals.
The U.S. last hosted a Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in 2006.