6 September in Vancouver
Canadian soccer fans can be the 12th man with tickets now on sale to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers match at BC Place in Vancouver on Tuesday 6 September 2016. Tickets to the crucial Canada v El Salvador match are available via Ticketmaster.ca
Canada has enjoyed incredible home support on the road to Russia 2018, with a sea of #CanadaRED encouraging Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team every step of the way. With Canada vying for one of two spots in the CONCACAF “Hex” final stage, the squad will need to be at their best for both an away match against Honduras on 2 September and a home match against El Salvador on 6 September.
“Playing the last match at home has to be one of the most important motivations for our players,” said Benito Floro, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “Playing this match at home will be an advantage because we can have big support from our fans. We were really impressed how our supporters helped fill the stadium in March. “
SUPPORT #CANADARED, BE CANADA’S 12th MAN
To help build a sea of #CanadaRED supporters, tickets to the match start as low as $25 (plus applicable fees). In addition, a special ‘Me+3’ offer will be available for this match. When purchasing three full price tickets in select sections, fans will receive the fourth one free. This offer is available via Ticketmaster.ca by selecting the ‘Me+3’ offer.
Group discounts will be offered, with groups of 10 or more eligible to receive discounts of up to 30% off regularly priced sections. To request group tickets, complete the group order form indicating the price point and quantity of tickets you are wishing to purchase. Please note that group tickets will be processed on a first come, first served basis. For complete information visit the group ticket section on CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets
BC Place Club Seats offer fans a premium match day experience featuring exclusive entrances, in-seat service, larger comfortable seats, exclusive club lounges with a full-service private bar and heightened food offerings, all from some of the best views in the venue. Fans purchasing club seats will receive a complimentary Canada Soccer scarf (a retail value of $30) upon arrival to their seats on match day.
Canadian Supporters have been allocated a number of dedicated sections in the southwest end of BC Place. Fans wishing to sit in the Canadian supporter sections are encouraged to visit the Voyageurs website for more information and to purchase tickets through thevoyageurs.org. Please note that persistent standing will be permitted in these sections.
Visiting supporters will be located in the northeast corner of BC Place. Fans wishing to sit in these sections should select “El Salvador supporters” from the drop-down menu on the Ticketmaster event page.
Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.
ROAD TO THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is the biggest single-sport event in the world. From 209 member associations from around the world, 32 finalists will qualify for the 32-day event that is played in 11 cities from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
Canada are amongst the 11 CONCACAF nations in the hunt for a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The remaining nations have been split into three groups for the continent’s 2015-2016 semi-final stage. The top-two nations in each group will advance to the final round in 2017, from which three nations qualify for Russia 2018 and the fourth team advances to an intercontinental playoff.
With 12 points, Mexico is the first CONCACAF nation to book a spot in the Hex, also the only nation with a perfect record after four matches. In Canada’s Group A, Honduras is second with four points (-1 goal difference), Canada is in third also with four points (-3 goal difference), while El Salvador is in last with two points (-5 goal difference).
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.