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Release Date: 06/03/2014

Get your World Cup kicks at The Seattle Public Library

World Cup

REVISED TIMES for Championship Match


If you've been kicking around where to watch the excitement, fun and drama of soccer's greatest event - look no further than The Seattle Public Library.


Three Library locations will each host several World Cup matches in June and July, including the championship game on Sunday, July 13. Everyone is welcome, there is no charge and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.


Venues include the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., and the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St. The Central Library is sure to be a popular World Cup viewing venue with its 15-foot x 20-foot screen, 275-seat auditorium and the ability to purchase coffee, soda, sandwiches or snacks at the Chocolati Café on Level 3.


Doors will open 30 minutes before each match begins. If a match continues past the library closing time, the viewing venue will remain open until the match ends. In the case of the U.S. vs. Germany match at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26, the Northgate Branch meeting room will open early.


"The Library is a great place for information, education and recreation," said City Librarian Marcellus Turner. "We thought it would be fun to have some of the games on for our patrons, particularly those who don't have ready access to television. I'm sure there will be patrons working or studying in the building who also will appreciate the opportunity to take a break and watch part of a match."


He added that "no one will be shushed" for cheering. Watching the World Cup at a library also gives fans the option of browsing the shelves or finding more about other free summer activities while they are there.


The schedule of World Cup match showings and Library locations are as follows:


Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium (206-386-4636)

  • Ghana vs. U.S. - 3 p.m. Monday, June 16
  • U.S. vs. Portugal - 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22
  • U.S. vs. Germany - 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26 - Match begins at 9 a.m. and will be in progress when the Central Library opens at 10 a.m.
  • U.S. vs. Belgium - 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1
  • Semifinals - 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
  • Semifinals - 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
  • Championship match - Noon Sunday, July 13


Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. (206-386-1980)

  • U.S. vs. Germany - 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26
  • Championship match - Noon Sunday, July 13


High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St. (206-684-7454)

  • Semifinals - 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
  • Semifinals - 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
  • Championship match - Noon Sunday, July 13


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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