July 2, 2015
USWNT game in Chattanooga sold out
CHICAGO - The American women haven't won the Women's World Cup, at least not yet, but they will be packing them in after the tournament.
Tickets for the national team's second post-Women's World Cup game against Costa Rica have sold out.
The U.S. Women will play in front of more 20,000 fans at Finley Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Chattanooga, Tenn. (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), which will set a WNT attendance record in the state.
Tickets for the match sold out in one day, making it the fourth sellout in the history of the 18-year-old stadium and the fastest selling event held at the venue. The USA has played at Finley Stadium before, but not since 1997, when it defeated Sweden, 3-1, at the home of the National Premier Soccer League's Chattanooga FC and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Moccasins football and women's soccer teams. The game against Sweden was the first soccer game held at Finley, drawing a crowd of 13,433 fans.
Three days prior to the match in Tennessee, the Americans will play Costa Rica in Pittsburgh, on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Heinz Field (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Tickets are available and more than 23,000 have already been sold.
The WNT's match in Pittsburgh marks the team's second visit to Heinz Field, home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, after defeating Iceland there by a 3-0 score in 2004 following the USA's Olympic gold medal run in Greece. The return to Pittsburgh will be a homecoming of sorts for U.S. defender Meghan Klingenberg, who hails from nearby Gibsonia. The USA has played 15 times in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. women will meet defending champion Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET