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Let the Games Begin
If putting on a fresh soccer jersey and cleaning the mud off their cleats is your kids' idea of dressing up, then you probably know that the World Cup is quickly approaching: The first game is tomorrow, June 11. Celebrate these action-packed games by taking your little David Beckhams to the Downtown St. Louis Watch Party.
The festivities kick off on Old Post Office Plaza with a free showing of “The Game of Their Lives” at 9 p.m. tomorrow. Filmed in St. Louis, this movie tells the heroic story of the 1950 USA soccer team’s shocking upset over top-seeded England. Food and beverages will be available, but coolers and glass containers are not permitted.
Come back the next day to watch the 60th anniversary rematch of the historic World Cup battle between the USA and England. Enjoy the Round One game in the great outdoors while watching it on a giant Jumbotron. The match takes place June 12 at the Old Post Office Plaza from noon to 4 p.m.; the game starts at 1:30 p.m. Both events are free. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The Old Post Office Plaza is located at 801 Locust Street.
Still can’t get enough soccer? Watch the remaining World Cup matches on the big screens at The Dubliner, Flannery’s Over/Under Bar and Tigin. These Washington Avenue establishments will be offering food and drink specials during the game, and you can also register to win tickets and World Cup Merchandise. These events will be taking place from June 13 to July 11.
For more information on the Downtown World Cup events, visit www.downtownstl.org.
By Andrea Wilson, Events Blogger for SmartParenting