Steel City World Cup Returns June 22 - June 29, 2019

24 soccer teams represent the region's vibrant ethnic and cultural communities Finals Night slated for Highmark Stadium
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PITTSBURGH - June 17, 2019 - PRLog -- The Steel City World Cup, a soccer tournament celebrating Pittsburgh's vibrant ethnic and cultural communities, returns June 22 through June 29.

The soccer tournament will host 24 teams representing countries from around the world including Nigeria, China, Italy, Spain, India, Bhutan, Turkey, USA, Germany, and Argentina. Round-robin group play will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at the Montour Junction Sports Complex in Coraopolis. The top 16 teams from the group stage will qualify for the single elimination stage the following day, June 23rd, which will include the Rounds of 16, 8, and 4.  In total, over 60 games will be played across the first two days to narrow the field down to two final teams.

The Steel City World Cup is organized and hosted by PUMP, Open Field, Pittsburgh Riverhounds S.C., and Welcoming Pittsburgh (an initiative of the Office of Mayor William Peduto).

"From long-time Pittsburgh residents to our newest friends and neighbors, the Steel City World Cup is a great opportunity to share cultures and traditions and foster cross-cultural relationships and understanding on and off the soccer field," says Brian Magee, CEO, PUMP.

On June 29, Finals Night will be held at Highmark Stadium as part of the Riverhounds "Celebration of Cultures" event. The final Steel City World Cup match will take place after the Riverhounds take on Birmingham Legion FC. A single ticket is good for admission to the Riverhounds match and the Steel City World Cup finals. Tickets can be purchased at

"We are proud to co-host an event that brings people of all ethnicities together. Soccer is a beautiful game, shared and loved by people of many cultures. We are excited to be a part of an event that celebrates these different cultures we have here in Pittsburgh." Kevin Johnston, General Manager, Pittsburgh Riverhounds S.C.

A portion of the net proceeds from the Steel City World Cup will be donated to Open Field (formerly CameroonFDP), a nonprofit with a mission to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport. Since 2010, Open Field's global team has engaged more than 3,000 youth in educational soccer programming, mentoring relationships, travel abroad experiences, and cultural exchange in Cameroon, Africa and Pittsburgh, PA. Their innovative approach to Sport for Good empowers youth to be leaders in their community and gain skills to help them succeed on and off the field.

"Welcoming Pittsburgh is proud to be partnering with PUMP, Open Field, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the third Steel City World Cup," says Feyi Abisola, Special Initiatives Manager, Welcoming Pittsburgh. "This event is sure to not only be an impressive tournament but also a true showcase of the diversity of people who call our region home."

The Steel City World Cup presenting sponsor is BNY Mellon. Event sponsors also include the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer.

Questions may be directed to Brian Magee at or 412-338-2133 ext. 10. More information, full schedule, and tickets to the finals night:

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