World Cup Soccer coming to an alley near you!
May 24, 2010  |  Event, PI

The International Sustainability Institute has been recognized by many groups and news organizations over the past year for their work to green up and activate Seattle’s alleys (see here, here, here, here, and here). They’ve collaborated with Feet First to have multiple “Nord Alley” parties (I think they’re on #VII?) and have hosted a variety of art displays.

They’re taking it to a whole new level, however, with their decision to host free showings of the 2010 soccer world cup matches in their alley. Occidental Square Park has become the place to celebrate soccer due to the Sounders’ March to the Match, which happens up to 2 hours before game time and fills the park with  obnoxious green horns and the chants of thousands of fans.

According to their flyer, “this month-long series of screenings aims to bring together our own Sounders fans and devotees of the world’s favorite sport. Communities from across the globe will bring food carts and culture to Occidental Park.”

Because the games will be broadcast live, ISI has decided to show 1 game daily at 11:30am (as the other two are at 4:30am and 7:30am). If there is a game that you want to see in the 4:30am or 7:30am slot, however, they are open to either doing a showing at 7:30am (if you can organize a group large enough to make it worth it), or if there is enough demand, they will record a 4:30am/7″30am game that may be considered a “more important” game and will show it at the 11:30am slot.

Although these are FREE and open to the public, ISI is also inviting groups from the Greater Seattle Area to set up a specific game that they may want to come to. They are willing to help groups arrange:

  1. Special appearances by the Sounders
  2. Permits for an on-site vendor
  3. Permits for any on-site fundraising activites
  4. Booths hosted by your local business or community group

For more information on the showings or to sign your group up for a specific game showing, contact Nikki Somers at 381-1630 or email Nikki@ISISeattle.org or Mary Turla at mturla@hotmail.com. To see a flyer of the event, click here.

Schedule

Friday, June 11, 2010
Uruguay v France

Saturday, June 12, 2010
England v USA

Sunday, June 13, 2010
Serbia v Ghana

Monday, June 14, 2010
Italy v Paraguay

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Brazil v North Korea

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
South Africa v Uruguay

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Argentina v South Korea

Friday, June 18, 2010
England v Algeria

Saturday, June 19, 2010
Cameroon v Denmark

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Brazil v Ivory Coast

Monday, June 21, 2010
Spain v Honduras

*On days when matches are played concurrently, demand will determine match selected for viewing

*Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Nigeria v South Korea
Greece v Argentina

*Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Ghana v Germany
Australia v Serbia

*Thursday, June 24, 2010
Denmark v Japan
Cameroon v Netherlands

*Friday, June 25, 2010
Switzerland v Honduras
Chile v Spain

QUARTER FINALS

Friday, July 2
Saturday, July 3

SEMI FINALS

Tuesday, July 6
Wednesday, July 7

3/4 PLACE AND FINALS

Saturday, July 10
Sunday, July 11


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