The Richmond Kickers, in conjunction with Sports Backers, Venture Richmond and the American Outlaws Richmond, are pleased to announce that they will host an official viewing party for the USA versus Portugal 2014 FIFA World Cup™ game on Sunday, June 22. Featuring the largest outdoor high-definition LED screen in RVA, live music from The Southern Belles, food trucks and draft beer trucks, including the Kickers official craft beer, Kick It Hunny, the official viewing party will take place in downtown Richmond at 1 West Grace, at the intersection of West Grace and Foushee Street, 11:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. and is free of charge.
“We invite the entire Richmond community to celebrate the world’s greatest sporting event,” commented Hunter Leemon, Richmond Kickers Director of Sales. “We hope this viewing party will bring soccer fans together from all over the region to rally behind the U.S. Men’s National Team and create an authentic World Cup atmosphere right here in downtown RVA.”
Following the global tradition of outdoor viewing parties, the all-day festival will show three live games on ABC and ESPN, including Belgium versus Russia and Korea Republic versus Algeria before the featured match, USA versus Portugal as the only official FIFA-approved outdoor viewing event in Richmond. Admission is free of charge and open to fans of all ages with merchandise, food and frosty beverages available for purchase from local vendors including Carytown Burgers & Fries, Papa John’s, Loveland Distributing and Strictly Soccer.
About Venture Richmond
Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization which engages business and community leaders in partnering with the City of Richmond to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond also produces Easter on Parade, Friday Cheers and the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with Sports Backers to produce Dominion Riverrock. For more information, visit www.venturerichmond.com.
About Sports Backers
Sports Backers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that pursues a goal to transform greater Richmond into the most physically active community in the nation by leading the area in embracing and celebrating an active lifestyle. Sports Backers events and programs are designed to foster active lifestyles for everyone. To learn more about how Sports Backers is Powering an Active RVA, visit www.sportsbackers.org.
Must See Games at City Stadium
The Richmond Kickers kick off a three-game Must See Games Series beginning with a U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match-up against Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution on Wednesday, June 18. Then, the Kickers return to City Stadium to host the Mexican Olympic Team on Tuesday, July 1 before rounding out the summer exhibition schedule with an historic international friendly against Crystal Palace from the world famous Barclay’s Premier League on Monday, July 28. Tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com.