SAN JOSE, Calif. – Tickets for the 2019 NCAA Women’s College Cup at Avaya Stadium in San Jose go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. The tournament’s two semifinal matches will take place on Friday, Dec. 6 and the final will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets will grant access to all three matches.
The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament includes 64 teams that qualify by winning their respective conference tournament, claiming the conference regular season championship, or earning an at-large bid based on their regular season performance. Those 64 teams are divided into four sectional brackets, with the winner of each bracket reaching the NCAA Women’s College Cup at Avaya Stadium.
Avaya Stadium previously hosted the 2016 NCAA Women’s College Cup, which saw the University of Southern California win their second women’s soccer national championship in school history.
Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 800-745-3000. Groups of 10 or more can purchase discounted tickets by calling the Earthquakes Front Office at 408-556-7700.
“We’ve only been around as a stadium in this market for five years, but we’ve already hosted the U.S. Women’s National Team more times than any other venue in that period,” said San Jose Earthquakes President Tom Fox. “And every single time they come here, we pack it in because this market loves the women’s game. The event and the games will be here, but I think what people will realize when they come to this market is that Downtown San Jose will embrace this event and our city will come alive and take full advantage to showcase what we’re all about in the south end of the Bay.”
“I think for the City of San Jose to host this event is pretty phenomenal,” said San Jose State University women’s soccer head coach Lauren Hanson. “Just from my own memories as a player, we had the opportunity to play here in San Jose for the College Cup and the Final Four. It was an everlasting memory for me. It’s a special moment in my career, personally as a player. I know as a coach, for your team and for your program, it’s an unbelievable opportunity.”
“It’s a dream to play in the College Cup,” said Stanford University women’s soccer head coach Paul Ratcliffe. “It’s the biggest stage for us in the biggest event of the year. If you can play at home in front of all your friends and family, I think it’d be a remarkable experience, so we really have added incentive to try and get to the College Cup. Avaya Stadium is obviously an unbelievable venue to play in, so I think it’d be a dream for all of us to get here.”
“Coaching in the College Cup is one of the most exciting things you can do,” said Santa Clara University women’s soccer head coach Jerry Smith. “I’ve been lucky enough to coach in 10 College Cups. To be able to coach in the College Cup here at Avaya Stadium – a great soccer stadium – a stadium that I’m in for every Quakes home game, that’s a dream come true. To have this game, should we be able to play in the College Cup, in our backyard would be a chance for the local community to come out and support a local team.”
“First of all, Bay Area and San Jose, so very proud of this venue and everything that women’s soccer and college soccer is to this area,” said West Coast Conference Commissioner Gloria Nevares. “When we hosted a couple years ago, it was such a tremendous statement to have the event on the West Coast. We’re just so excited to have it again in this venue in the Bay Area.”