Aloha Stadium Hawaii

Whitecaps FC set to play in Pacific Rim Cup this February in Honolulu

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC will participate in the first annual Pacific Rim Cup on February 8 and 10 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Both Whitecaps FC matches will be produced by Ariake Broadcasting and available for live streaming on whitecapsfc.com.

Whitecaps FC players will report for preseason training camp at the start of the fourth week of January. The team will depart for the Aloha State on Wednesday, January 31. The remainder of the club's preseason schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

Whitecaps FC will be joined by MLS Eastern Conference side Columbus Crew SC, J1 League club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, and Fukushima Prefectural Football League Division 1 side Iwaki FC.

Blue United Corporation is the host organization for the inaugural Pacific Rim Cup.

“We are pleased to announce the Pacific Rim Cup,” said Blue United President, Takehiko Nakamura. “Our hope is that this tournament will be an annual event that the local community can be proud of, and look forward to, with the vision to expand within the Pacific Rim region and showcase Hawaii as the destination to host international sporting events.”

To join the 'Caps at the Pacific Rim Cup in Hawaii, contact Uniglobe One Travel - Jason Gingras at jasong@uniglobeone.com or call 604.909.3268 at any time for immediate, professional, and expedited service.  

Tournament Schedule - kickoff times listed in Pacific Time:

Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Aloha Stadium:
First Match: 3 p.m. – Vancouver vs. Iwaki
Second Match: 7 p.m. – Columbus vs. Sapporo

Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Aloha Stadium:
Third Place Match: 3 p.m.
Championship Match: 6 p.m.

Tickets for the Pacific Rim Cup will go on sale starting Wednesday, November 22. For more information, visit pacificrimcup.com.

About Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, established in 1996, is a member of Japan’s J1 League, based in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The name of the team “Consadole” was selected from the public. Consadole derives from the combination of the two; “dosanko”, meaning Hokkaido people, reading reverse, and “Ole” from Latin.

The team celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2016 by being awarded the J2 title for the third time and promoted to J1 for the fourth time.

For more information, visit international.consadole-sapporo.jp.

About Iwaki FC
Iwaki FC is based in Iwaki, a city of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. Iwaki FC was founded in 2012 with the vision of "making Iwaki the central football-city in Tohoku.” A new training field opened in November 2016 and the club-house in May 2017.

Since their inaugural season, Iwaki FC has earned promotion their last two seasons and now play in the highest division of the Fukushima Prefectural Football League. Iwaki FC also debuted at the Emperor's Cup in 2017, making their third round of the annual Japanese national cup tournament.

For more information, visit iwakifc.com.

About Aloha Stadium – Host Venue
Aloha Stadium will be the site for all four Pacific Rim Cup matches. Located in central Oahu, the stadium is Hawaii’s largest outdoor arena, home to the University of Hawaii football team. In addition, Aloha Stadium showcases a multitude of events attracting visitors from around the world with soccer matches, concerts, car shows, fairs and the ever-popular Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. Their mission is to meet the challenge of providing a first-class arena where the dreams of our young people can be realized through participation in sporting and other special events; where the spirit of achievement can be nourished by the thrill of competition; where families can gather to share their cultural diversity with pride and a feeling of Aloha.

For more information, visit alohastadium.hawaii.gov.

About Ariake Broadcasting, Official Broadcasting Partner
Bringing a paradigm shift to Japanese sports media!

Digital sports media, delivering the utmost sports experience, Ariake Broadcasting is an internet sports broadcasting company providing the best viewing experiences anytime, anyplace, anywhere, by utilizing the latest technology and delivering contents based on viewer's demand.

For more information, visit ariake.tv.

About Blue United Corporation
Blue skies and blue seas have no borders.

Blue United strives to combine Japanese spirit and Western learning while utilizing the “B.L.U.E. concept” to unify the sport of soccer globally.

Founded in 2015, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in Tokyo, Iida, and Phnom Penh.

For more information, visit blueutd.com.

Tournament Website: pacificrimcup.com
Official Facebook Page: facebook.com/Pacific-Rim-Cup-186756861892189
Official Instagram Page: instagram.com/pacificrimcup

Be a part of the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC Season Tickets are now on sale. In addition to Season Tickets, Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including Half-Season Packs, 5-Packs, a Youth Soccer Half-Season Ticket, and single match tickets. For more information, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.