World Class Soccer Leagues clash at the PAC RIM CUP 2018

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Events, Featured, Main

World-class soccer leagues to clash at Aloha Stadium on Feb. 8 and 10.

HONOLULU – International soccer stars from Japan, Canada and the USA are geared up and ready to clash in the 1st annual Pacific Rim Cup, held Feb. 8 and 10, 2018, at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. This marks the first time in six years that the Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Major League Soccer (MLS) will compete in Hawai’i. DOME Corporation, the exclusive partner of Under Armour in Japan, is the Title Sponsor of the Pacific Rim Cup.

Blue United Corporation is the host organization for the inaugural Pacific Rim Cup. Blue United President, Takehiko Nakamura states, “We are pleased to announce the Pacific Rim Cup. 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.”

The four teams competing include the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew SC from MLS and Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and Iwaki FC from the J.League. In May 2017, Hokkaido Prefecture and the State of Hawaii signed a sister-state relationship. Iwaki City is a sister city with the island of Kauai.

Tournament Schedule / Kickoff Times:

Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Aloha Stadium:
1st Game: 5 p.m. – Vancouver vs. Iwaki (Japan Time: Fri., Feb. 9 at noon)
2nd Game: 8 p.m. – Columbus vs. Sapporo (Japan Time: Fri., Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.)

Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Aloha Stadium:
1st Game: 4 p.m. – Third Place Match (Japan Time: Sun., Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.)
2nd Game: 7 p.m. – Championship Match (Japan Time: Sun., Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.)

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Ticket Information for the Pacific Rim Cup:
Tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, November 22.
Reserved Seats: $15 in advance (by Jan. 31), $20 starting Feb. 1.
General Admission Seats: $12 in advance (by Jan. 31), $17 starting Feb. 1.
Youth (Ages 6-17) / Military / Seniors (65 and older): $9 in advance (by Jan. 31), $14 starting Feb. 1

To purchase advanced tickets, please call the Aloha Stadium Charge Line at 808-483-7123 or visit the Aloha Stadium Box Office. Charge Line and Box Office are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Mastercard and Visa credit cards accepted.

Tickets are available ETICKET ONLINE



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  • Interscholastic League of Honolulu
  • Oahu Interscholastic Association
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