Mayor Newsom Kicks Off World Cup Celebration
Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined FC Gold Pride’s Marta Vieira da Silva and San Jose Earthquakes’ Ikenna “Ike” Opara to kick off the free, month-long showing of the 2010 World Cup at Civic Center Plaza. Fourteen World Cup matches beginning June 11, and culminating with the finals on July 11, are slated to be broadcast live at no cost to taxpayers over a large-format video screen in the plaza. Free soccer-based activities emphasizing fun and exercise will be provided to all youth participants. A range of food and beverage options for purchase will also be available to event-goers.
“The World Cup brings people from every nation together in our international city to celebrate the thrill of sport and the spirit of competition,” said Mayor Newsom. “There’s no greater sporting event than the World Cup and we hope soccer fans of all ages will come out to City Hall’s front yard to enjoy the games.” Read moreWatch Video of Event