Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Filling the Stadium, and Not Just for Football

For the past year, Todd Portune and I have been very clear on one goal--given the taxpayer investment in Paul Brown Stadium, we want to see the stadium used far more than 10 times a year for football games. It's a community asset, and should be used as such.

We are pursuing this goal in numerous ways, but today we have an exciting announcement--local star Heather Mitts and the gold-medal winning U.S. Women's Soccer Team will play a game here next month.

To quote the press release:

"CHICAGO (October 7, 2008) – The gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will continue its Achieve Your Gold Tour at Paul Brown Stadium vs. South Korea on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The U.S. will be visiting the hometown of U.S. defender Heather Mitts, who has 91 caps for the USA and started all six games in China, for the second time. The U.S. also passed through Cincinnati on the 2004 Victory Tour to celebrate the gold medal in Athens, Greece.

The tour, which is taking the Olympic champions across the USA to celebrate its historic run to the top of the podium in Beijing, also announced stops in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 1 and Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 8.

Tickets go on sale Sunday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. ET at ussoccer.com, by phone at 513-562-4949 and at all Cincinnati-area Ticketmaster ticket centers. Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290."

So come out and watch a Cincinnati-born and -raised superstar play in her hometown!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The City & County should reap more of the benefits of this investment. Why not add a lottery to all events?

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