Louisville to Get a Kick Out of Global Soccer Tournament
City’s lively Butchertown neighborhood hosting The Women’s Cup
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 9, 2021) – Louisville, well-known in the sporting world for hosting high caliber events such as the Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup World Championships and several PGA and Senior PGA Championships, has a new sporting event taking centerstage this month with the addition of a prestigious professional soccer event called The Women's Cup (TWC).
TWC, scheduled for August 18 and 21 at Lynn Family Stadium, will bring global soccer powerhouses FC Bayern Munich (Germany) and Paris-Saint Germain (France) to play against National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) members Racing Louisville FC and the Chicago Red Stars in the four-team, four-game tournament.
The Women’s Cup’s will be played in two doubleheader sessions on August 18 with Racing Louisville FC against the Chicago Red Starts while FC Bayern Munich is matched against Paris-Saint Germain. The winners will meet on Saturday, August 21 for The Women’s Cup trophy to go along with a third-place game. The Women’s Cup is now accepting ticket reservations via TheWomensCup.world.
Serving as the host site, Lynn Family Stadium is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the region with seating locations for 11,600 fans and a capacity of more than 15,000. Home to Louisville City FC of the USL Championship Louisville’s NWSL team, Racing Louisville, it opened in 2020 in Louisville’s lively Butchertown neighborhood just adjacent to downtown.
Butchertown, which was Louisville's original meatpacking district with butcher shops dominating the area in the 1800's, now offers chic boutiques, the city’s first brandy distillery and several options for shopping and dining. The Greek Revival and shot-gun homes on Washington Street and others put the neighborhood on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood features Butchertown Market, a popular shopping draw which serves as a one-stop-shop for retail therapy with various retailers all housed under one roof.
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