Wednesday, December 10, 2008

US Women's Team Facing China In Detroit

I got the following in my e-mail the other day:

"Pontiac, MI (December 8, 2008) – The Michigan Bucks have begun selling tickets for the U.S. Women’s National Team friendly against China on Wednesday, December 17 at Ford Field. Fans that purchase their seats directly through the Bucks will receive discounted Ticket Master service charges. As a special offer, those who order four or more tickets will receive a FREE Michigan Bucks scarf ($15 value). The Bucks have some of the best tickets still available at all four price ranges, $18, $28, $40 and $55.

The match represents U.S. Soccer’s return to Detroit and will be the first event held in the Motor City since the U.S. Men tied Switzerland during the 1994 FIFA World Cup at the Pontiac Silverdome. It also puts to end a 15 year absence by the U.S. Women’s team in the area. The U.S. Women, who won an unprecedented third Olympic Gold Medal this summer in Beijing, feature two Michigan natives in Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills) and Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo) as well as international appearance leader, Kristine Lilly.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling (248) 334-7460 or by visiting the Bucks front office inside Ultimate Soccer Arenas everyday from 8AM-4PM. The team will also have a table set up in the arena most evenings before the 17th to sell tickets."

It was sent to me by my local PDL team, who's newsletter I'm signed up for. As much as I'd love to go to this game, there are a few factors that will keep me from going. First and foremost is the weather. Can anyone tell me why they're scheduling this game in Detroit in the middle of f'n December?

If I was younger and or healthier, not to mention being cash strapped from being under-employed for the past 2 years, I'd be there in a heart beat, weather be damned.

As things are, all I can do is pray they have a good turn out, which will lead to either the women's team, or even the men's playing a game during a more favorable time of year some time in the future.

1 comment:

David Phillips said...

OK... this only proves that I'm strictly a soccer nut. I mentioned the above to a friend of mine who's a gridiron football fan. Ford Field is a roofed stadium.

It wasn't that long ago that I only lived maybe a mile from the damn place, and I didn't have a clue!

Still won't have the $ to make the game...