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Pacific Rim Cup brings pro soccer to Hawaii

Oahu’s Aloha Stadium will welcome professional soccer when the Pacific Rim Cup hits town in February.

The two-day tournament features the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew SC from Major League Soccer in addition to Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and Iwaki FC from the Japan Professional Football League.

“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.” Takehiko Nakamura, president of host organization Blue United, said in a statement.

The cup will take place on Feb. 8 and 10, with two matches on each day.

Tickets can be purchased at etickethawaii.com and start at $12 for general admission, and $9 for youths (ages 6 to 17) seniors (age 65 and older) and military.

Article source: http://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Pacific-Rim-Cup-brings-pro-soccer-to-Hawaii

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