Lehigh Valley’s SoccerFest & Viewing Party is back for 2015!
The Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party, which made its sensational debut during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ last summer, is returning to SteelStacks this June, with crowds expected to fill the former Bethlehem Steel plant as they watch the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on its quest for the World Cup™. The festival, which will feature all of the U.S.A.’s matches shown on a giant outdoor screen erected on the SteelStacks campus, kicks off June 8, 4 p.m., with live music, food, soccer-related activities and the U.S.A.’s first game against Australia later that evening.
The 2015 SoccerFest will include all three U.S. Women’s National Team opening-round matches on the jumbo screen, as well as other matches from group play taking place on the days the U.S. has a game. Following the preliminary round, the festival will continue to air the U.S. team’s games should they advance in the tournament, set for June 6-July 5 in Canada.
Adding to the electric atmosphere at SoccerFest in 2015 will be DJs spinning up dance music before or after the U.S.A.’s matches, as well as live music by bands such as indie rockers Summer Scouts. The SoccerFest will also feature soccer-related programs and activities including an interactive experience by the Philadelphia Union, family activities like soccer tennis and arts & crafts, vendors offering official U.S. Soccer merchandise and a presentation by Daniel Paul Morrison, the leading historian on the Bethlehem Steel F.C., the soccer powerhouse that was based at Bethlehem Steel and won five National Challenge Cups from 1915-‘26.
Discover a one-of-a-kind event that lets you see a century into the past!
The 2015 SoccerFest and Viewing Party will take place at SteelStacks campus, part of a revitalized 1,800-acre industrial brownfield that was once the home of Bethlehem Steel. Did you know it was also home to one of the most successful and decorated soccer teams in U.S. history? Learn more about the Bethlehem Steel Football Club.