Edmonton has been named one of the host cities from the 2015 Women’s World Cup of soccer by FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association.
The world cup will be the first single sporting event in Canada to be held coast to coast and is also the largest single sporting event for women in the world.
Canada was named a host country for the world cup in 2011.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada is a fantastic opportunity for our country and we’re very proud to be a part of it,” stated Mayor Stephen Mandel in a statement.
“The summer of 2015 will be something really special for Edmontonians and the athletes and coaches we host from around the world will have a true Canadian experience,” he added.
Other host cities include Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
“Canada 2015 has already made history as this will be the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in which 24 national teams will participate,” stated FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter in a statement.
“The host cities play a crucial role in delivering a FIFA competition, and I am sure that seeing world-class footballers across Canada will inspire a whole new generation of girls and women to get involved in the game.”
All games will be held at Commonwealth Stadium.
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