A composite logo touting Ottawa's role as a host city for the 2015 Women's World Cup was unveiled today by Mayor Jim Watson and Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure.
Ottawa is one of six Canadian cites where games will be played for the international event, expected to attract soccer fans from around the world.
"The excitement is building for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada and we are looking forward to hosting matches in our fabulous new stadium and showcasing our beautiful city to whole world," said Watson. "We have high hopes for Canada’s team and we look forward to cheering them on and celebrating their achievements in 2015."
Canada's women's soccer team was minutes away from playing for the gold medal during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. However, a controversial ruling by an official during the semi-final match against Team USA relegated our national team to the bronze medal match, where Canada clinched third place in a 1-0 victory over France.
The six official host cities are Edmonton, Moncton, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. The FIFA Women's World Cup will be the first single-sport event in Canada to be held from coast to coast.