Watch France vs Croatia on Sunday July 15 at 8am LIVE at SF Civic Center.
These free World Cup viewing events are presented in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance.
In addition to the screenings, there will be soccer activities for kids, the mobile rock climbing wall, and food trucks. Civic Center Commons Initiative will also be offering lawn games like giant Jenga and cornhole for guests to enjoy for viewing of the Final at Civic Center Plaza.?
“What a perfect venue to tune in with the rest of the world and celebrate a game that connects us all,” said, Drew Becher, SF Parks Alliance CEO. “We’re thrilled to activate the heart of the city for the World Cup!”
SF Rec and Parks hosts over 1,000 youth soccer teams, as well as runs over 90 soccer camps and classes for youth throughout the year, with well over 15,000 kids participating in both combined. No one is turned away from these programs due to lack of ability to pay. The Department gives over $1 million in scholarships each year for kids to participate in recreational activities such as these camps and classes.
“By providing free screenings of the FIFA World Cup, we are both inspiring and providing the opportunity for youth and adults alike to get out and play,” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Parks’ General Manager. “We will have America SCORES Bay Area running soccer camps here during the week, where kids can watch the world’s top athletes such as Lionel Messi and immediately take what they learned and apply it in their own camp.”
These free public showings are made possible thanks to Mayor Mark Farrell, who secured funding to support the event through his former role as District 2 Supervisor and the generous support of sponsors including KTVU FOX 2, Boston Properties, San Francisco Youth Soccer, Yours in Soccer Foundation, 150 Van Ness, Civic Center Commons Initiative, Recology, Shorenstein, Sports Basement and America SCORES Bay Area.
For more information about the events, visit: https://www.worldcupsf.com