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Sunday, November 23, 2014

New York Flash Tickets in Demand Thanks to Abby Wambach, U.S. National Team

Think all the attention and publicity the U.S. women’s soccer team is receiving isn’t having an effect? Think again.

While the U.S. team prepares for its finals game Sunday against Japan in the World Cup, tickets for some Women’s Professional Soccer games are flying fast. The Western New York Flash has a game scheduled against magicJack Wednesday, and 8,500 tickets have already been sold. That blows away the Flash’s average home attendance of 1,200 fans.

According to WHEC in Rochester, 4,000 tickets had been sold has of Thursday and that amount had doubled as of Friday. The stadium holds 13,500 people but with the tickets in such demand, they’re considering adding bleachers to accommodate additional fans.

Fans who show up to the game will have the chance to see Alex Morgan, as well as Brazilian player Marta, both of whom play for the Flash. Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Shannon Boxx, and Hope Solo all play for magicJack, which has the most representatives on the national team. Even though Wambach plays for the away team, the game is a homecoming for her. She’s from Rochester, and the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive an Abby Wambach bobblehead. Pretty cool, right?

To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the star players aren’t able to play. Traveling from the World Cup in Germany Sunday to New York for a WPS game would be tough, but it would be worthwhile to serve the new fans.



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