News Release, Bendure Communications

Riverfront viewing provides scenic location for World Cup excitement

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., April 8, 2019—Bring your family and friends to National Harbor to catch the excitement of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the big screen (across from 150 National Plaza, National Harbor, Md. 20745.) Matches get underway on Friday, June 7 and continue daily (except July 4 and 5) through July 7.

Women’s soccer is taking off worldwide, including in the U.S. where the women’s national soccer team has now won three World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals. They’ll defend their title at the upcoming tournament in France. “We are so excited for this,” said Deborah Topcik, marketing director at National Harbor. “Women’s soccer has gained a large following in the U.S. and we can’t wait to cheer them on with one of the largest viewing parties in the region.” National Harbor is extending an invitation to the entire D.C. community including the embassies of the countries represented in the tournament.  Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

With its large viewing screen, National Harbor has become the perfect location to watch major sports. From March madness to Stanley Cup finals, Olympics and World Cup events, National Harbor has developed a large sports following. “Sports fans love to come out, wear their team jerseys and root for their favorite teams,” explained Topcik. “The atmosphere becomes electric with all of the fans!”

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the eighth edition of the quadrennial event, contested by women’s national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event; the first time a country will host the tournament and the third time for a European nation to host. Matches are planned for nine cities across France. The United States is in the competition as defending champions.

The group matches start on June 7 and go until June 22 when the round of 16 begins. Quarter finals start on June 27. Semi-finals are on July 2 and 3 (July 4 and 5 are rest days with no games being played.) The match for third place is on July 6 with finals on Sunday, July 7.

For the full schedule of games being shown at National Harbor, visit

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