Orange County SC to Host Free World Cup Final Watch Party on July 15th
How fun! Soccer-loving fans are invited to watch the final match from the pitch at Championship Soccer Stadium.
Watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup is exciting, educational and a passionate must for soccer fans around the world. Watching the World Cup Final surrounded by others who share your deep passion for the world’s most beautiful game makes it even better.
Soccer fans in Southern CA who want to cheer for France or Croatia can come out to the Orange County Great Park where Orange County SC is hosting a viewing party.
Inviting local soccer fans, old and young, to come together to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final is an honor that Orange County’s professional soccer team takes great pride in — especially as their Technical Director, Frans Hoek, has coached the Polish, Dutch and Saudi Arabian National teams in the FIFA World Cup. This year, Hoek was coaching the Saudi Arabian National Team in this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Russia and has coached Poland during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Hoek also coached in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where he coached the Netherlands National Team to a third-place finish against Brazil.
Fans are invited to enjoy the final match from the pitch; the match will be televised live on the stadium’s video board, and admission and parking are free for all who attend.
Come to Orange County SC World Cup Final Viewing Party at Orange County Great Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Gates open at 7:00 AM with pre-game festivities taking place until the live broadcast begins at 8:00 AM.
Fans are encouraged to bring blankets or towels for lawn seating as chairs, tents or umbrellas will not be permitted.
For those wishing to enjoy stadium seating, Section 1 – 3 and 11 – 13 will be open to fans.
Breakfast concessions and food trucks will be on-site for purchase as well as Orange County SC merchandise.
Fans will be treated to interactive entertainment in the Orange County SC Fan Zone including lawn games, face painting, inflatable games, sponsor booths, exhibits and more. A live raffle will take place at halftime to win OCSC season seats, tickets, and merchandise.
“We could not be more excited to host our fans and the Irvine community at our home stadium for the biggest soccer game on the planet,” said General Manager and Executive Vice President, Oliver Wyss.
“The Championship Stadium is the home of professional soccer in Orange County, and every young soccer player should dream of representing their country in the World Cup; what better place to start than sitting on the field of their local professional club.”
In addition to Hoek, Orange County SC forward Thomas Enevoldsen is also no stranger to the World Cup.
Enevoldsen made his full international debut for Denmark against Hungary in the World Cup qualifying game in 2009 and started in their first match against Holland during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
During the 2010 World Cup, Denmark lost 3-1 to Japan and another familiar face to Orange County SC fans.
Keisuke Honda, whose company Honda Estilo (and their youth club Soltillo) joined the ownership group of Orange County SC in December 2017, is currently making his third World Cup appearance.
Honda scored the only goal in Japan’s 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Cameroon. He appeared and scored again in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Japanese player to score in two World Cups and was the top Japanese scorer in FIFA World Cup history with three total goals.
On June 19th, Honda substituted in for Shinji Kagawa in the 70th minute during Japan’s match against Columbia of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.