Moncton hosts its last FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup game
Nigeria takes on North Korea in semi-final Wednesday at Moncton Stadium
Moncton hosts its eighth and final FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup match Wednesday.
A semi-final game between Nigeria and North Korea is slated to begin at 5 p.m. at the Moncton Stadium.
Younes Bouida with Soccer New Brunswick has attended all seven games so far.
He says the experience has been incredible and expects Nigeria and Korea to deliver an "epic" final game.
"It's very exciting. The setup is so professional. It's no different than Brazil 2014, plus we have two teams that play offence aggressive-style, so it's going to be very entertaining," said Bouida.
Stéphane Delisle, the venue general manager, said although the stadium hasn't been packed to capacity for the games, the event has still been a great success.
"We've seen the fans in Moncton surpass our expectations in creating an atmosphere of drums and singing," said Delisle.
The average attendance for the local games has been about 3,500 people. The stadium seats 8,500.
"We'd definitely like to see more people in the stands," said Delisle.
Moncton is the smallest among four cities hosting FIFA games for 2014-15, the others being Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton.
The other semi-final match will see Germany take on France Wednesday evening in Montreal at Olympic Stadium.
The third-place and final games are slated for Sunday, also at Olympic Stadium.
Moncton will host seven games during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada in June 2015.