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Thousands expected to watch World Cup final at Pioneer Square

    This Sunday, a crowd of several thousand is expected to gather at Portland’s Pioneer Square to witness the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands, broadcast live from South Africa on a giant 17′ x 23′ LED screen. The Oregon Sports Authority, Portland Timbers, TAOW Modern Marketing and Alpha Broadcasting-95.5 The Game are pleased to host this free community event, “Soccer City Celebration” presented by McDonald’s. Four years ago, nearly 10,000 people jammed into Pioneer Square for the 2006 World Cup final.

    “We’re thrilled to give Oregonians the chance to come together and celebrate the culmination of what has been a remarkable and absolutely thrilling World Cup,” said Drew Mahalic, CEO of the Oregon Sports Authority. “Everyone is invited to join local soccer fans to experience the world’s most watched sporting event in the heart of downtown Portland.”

    In addition to the World Cup final, the day’s festivities will include a beer garden courtesy of Widmer, as well as adidas merchandise for sale featuring the Portland Timbers new MLS logo. The current weather forecast for Sunday is sunny with a high of 86 degrees.

    Sunday, July 11
    11:00 AM

    Pioneer Square
    SW Broadway and Yamhill
    Downtown Portland


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