Yes, today the Netherlands just booked their third ever appearance in the final showpiece of the World Cup. If you haven't been soaking up the morning glory of these games in and around Seattle's many wonderful soccer watching venues, do check out my short guide on some ideal pubs and cafes to watch it at.
But, with the last semifinal tomorrow and the final this Sunday, here is a new opportunity in case you wanted to try something cool. This was sent out in an email to Sounders fans a while ago as a free public and family-friendly event, but just a reminder.
Don't miss the 2010 World Cup Finals Match Viewing Party!
The Seattle Sounders FC, Washington Youth Soccer, and France Education Northwest are hosting fans at the Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion on July 11th to view the 2010 World Cup finals match. The match will be projected on a 10x14ft screen. The viewing party is free and open to the public. Additional activities include a pre-match performance by the Sounders FC Band Sound Wave, give-a-ways from Washington Youth Soccer, and an opportunity to sign a giant 4x20ft scarf to support USA's bid to host a future World Cup.
The 2010 World Cup Finals Match will open the Bastille Day Celebration at the Seattle Center. The celebration features live music and performances, art and car exhibitions, children's activities, wine, beer, and delicious French food.
World Cup Finals Match Viewing Party Schedule:
10:00am - Fisher Pavilion and Bastille Day Celebration opens
10:30-11:00 - Sound Wave band performance
11:15-11:20 - Welcome by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Sounders FC
11:30-1:30 - World Cup finals match viewing
1:30-6:00pm - Bastille Day Celebration
Another cool thing, have you ever watched soccer in 3D?
Yup, 3D. I just watched Toy Story 3 in 3D, and that was awesome, but can you imagine watching Robben's curling shots in three dimensions? An event is being held across the country in select cities, and Seattle is lucky enough to have two theaters showing the final three games in 3D.
AMC in Southcenter and Regal Thornton at Northgate Mall have tickets on sale. You can buy tickets by clicking the link above and putting in your zip code. It's a bit pricey at $30 plus the $1 convenience fee, but at least admit that a World Cup final in 3D would be worth it. Well unless you were rooting for Uruguay.
Does anyone know where to get the Beesie hats that the Dutch fans were wearing today? I kind of want one...