More World Cup Viewing at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza
Generous donors enable US game to be added to schedule
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today additional an World Cup Viewing event scheduled for Tuesday, July 1st at Civic Center Plaza. The first viewing of Argentina v. Switzerland will begin at 9AM and follow by USA v. Belgium at 1PM. The date, not originally part of the free viewing events, was added when a generous group of donors stepped up to underwrite the costs. Mini soccer games, youth skills clinics, face painting, photo booth with soccer props will be offered at the viewing event to promote healthy recreation.
The free World Cup Viewing event is underwritten by Twitter and VISA and other local partners. On Semifinal game day, Twitter will have additional screen showing tweets and photos taken by viewers in the Plaza, and the day of the Final game, Twitter will have two alternative screens, one showing tweets from the Plaza and another one showing tweets about the tournament from celebrities around the world.
Supporter proceeds raised beyond the cost of the event will be support activation of the Civic Center to benefit the nearby Tenderloin and Mid-Market neighborhoods, including America SCORES’ Civic Center League, which provides youth soccer and academic programming to children who live in neighborhoods around Civic Center Plaza. Funds will also support the SF Rec and Park Scholarship program, which ensures that all San Franciscans can participate in enriching recreation activities regardless of ability to pay.
Past showings of the Olympics, Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer and Giants baseball in Civic Center have attracted thousands of fans all cheering together with a wonderful sense of community. These events are designed to bring the community together to celebrate the world’s game and inspire people to engage in sports. The screening attracts diverse San Franciscans from across the City’s neighborhoods. Get more information about the events atwww.worldcupsf.com.