Source: Katie Mueller, OUA Marketing and CommunicationsManager
HAMILTON, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is pleasedto announce that they have partnered with Pan Am/Toronto 2015 andthe City of Hamilton to host the 2014 OUA Men’s and Women’s SoccerFinal Four at the new Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton held November 1& 2, 2014.
This marks the first time that both OUA Soccer Final Fours havebeen played at a pre-determined site and the first time both themen’s and women’s events will share the same venue on the sameweekend.
“This is an exciting opportunity to not only showcase the OUAsoccer championships as one unified event, but to demonstrate thecapabilities of a brand new state of the art facility,” said BryanCrawford, Executive Director of the OUA. “We expect a first-classevent and I know OUA fans will be treated to some excellent soccerwhile watching the game in a world class venue.”
The OUA will take over Tim Hortons Field on Saturday, November1st, with the women’s semifinals going at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.followed by the men’s semifinals kicking off at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30p.m.
Championship Sunday will see the women’s bronze medal game go at10:00 a.m. while the men’s bronze match will start at 12:30 p.m.Gold medal action begins with the women kicking off at 3:00 p.m.with the men capping the two-day event with their championshipmatch set for 5:30 p.m. on November 2nd.
In addition to the OUA title, the teams who compete in theirrespective gold medal games automatically earn a berth into the2014 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championshipevents held November 6-9 in Charlottetown, PEI (men’s) and QuebecCity, QC (women’s).
Tim Hortons Field is a new multi-purpose stadium which is hometo the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It will alsoact as the soccer venue for the 2015 Pan American Games beinghosted by Toronto and the surrounding region.
The OUA will announce further details about the final fourevents including youth clinics and community outreach programs inAugust.
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