Jun 13, 2014 3:44 PM by Dave Fields
If your goal is to watch the upcoming 2014 World Cup Final in a festive environment, you are going to score on July 13 at Parc International in Lafayette.
The Lafayette Youth Soccer Association (LYSA) is teaming with local businesses, organizations, and media partners to broadcast the title match live from Brazil at 2 p.m. Gates to Parc International will open at 11 a.m. Admission is free to this championship event that will feature the culmination of a month-long international tournament, occurring every four years, that started earlier this week in Brazil.
"We are grateful to all our partners, and we are so excited that we can bring this event to the community. Soccer continues to grow and thrive in Lafayette, and the World Cup is the world's most popular sporting event. We are excited to bring the event to the best stage in Lafayette. We think it will be a great event for the community and to help grow the sport in Lafayette," said Michael Ritch, Executive Director of LYSA and Cajun Soccer Club.
KATC's own Travis Webb, TV3 Sports Director, will emcee the event.
LYSA says that it could not put on such an event without the cross-kicks from Jefferson Street Pub and Carpe Diem Gelato as well as the headers from Lafayette Consolidated Government and Downtown Lafayette Authority. LYSA also said it appreciates the throw-in from its media partners at KATC TV3, Townsquare Media, and LUS Fiber.
LYSA encourages everyone to drop-kick whatever they're doing on World Cup Final Sunday and to dribble downfield early to Parc International for the various soccer events organizers will host leading up to kickoff.