FIFA World Cup announcement viewing party

Free viewing party on Dec. 2 at the Newseum

USA Bid Committee

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The FIFA World Cup™ Official Announcement Viewing Party, organized by the Washington, D.C. Local Bid Committee, will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010. The United States is bidding to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Washington, D.C. is one of 18 candidate host cities. The general public is invited to attend for FREE.

The event will be held at the Newseum, located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W. The viewing party will take place in the Great Hall of News.

Federal and city government officials, local celebrities and soccer enthusiasts.Organizations to be represented: Greater Washington Sports Alliance, D.C. United, Washington Redskins/FedExField, Washington Convention and Sports Authority, Destination DC, Greater Washington Board of Trade among others.

Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM - Newseum Doors Open for Event
10:00 AM - D.C. World Cup Video
VIP Remarks
10:30 AM - Official Announcement
10:45 AM - Follow-Up Remarks

RSVP via Facebook

For additional information, please contact:
Teri Washington, WCSA (twashington@wcsa.com / 202-494-5737)
Doug Hicks, D.C. United (dhicks@dcunited.com / 202-587-5448)
Chris Gieckel, Destination DC (chris.gieckel@destinationdc.com / 202-789-7053)

ABOUT THE USA BID COMMITTEE INC.
The USA Bid Committee is a non-profit organization created to prepare a successful application to host the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018 or 2022 on behalf of the United States Soccer Federation. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati is Chairman of the USA Bid Committee, David Downs is the Executive Director and President Bill Clinton is the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors that includes New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, comedian Drew Carey, former boxer Oscar De La Hoya, American soccer stars Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, actor Morgan Freeman, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, director Spike Lee, actor Brad Pitt and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The U.S. Bid is supported by official sponsors American Airlines, AT&T and Fox Soccer Channel.

The U.S. Bid includes 18 candidate host cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C. The U.S. Bid also features 21 currently existing stadiums, 18 of which have been built or renovated in the last 20 years and all of which are in compliance with FIFA requirements. With an average capacity of more than 76,000 spectators, the stadiums in the U.S. Bid offer the availability of a World Cup-record five million tickets that would generate $1 billion in ticket sales. For more information on the U.S. Bid, visit goUSAbid.com.