As FIFA women’s world cup action kicks off in Vancouver Monday afternoon, the city’s mayor says the month-long event will bring $36.7 million dollars to the local economy.
Gregor Robertson was asked about the low ticket sales for tonight’s double-header.
20,000 tickets have been sold, for a BC Place stadium that seats up to 50,000.
“Opening game is a Monday and obviously it was a challenge to get all of the tickets sold for this, the finals sold out, and I believe the U.S. game will be sold out, we expect lots of the games to be full stadiums. It is a humble beginning to it, and we are looking forward to lots of people coming out to all of the rest of the games.”
The two games scheduled to be played in Vancouver for Monday: Cameroon faces Ecuador, and Nigeria plays Sweden.