SILVER PARTNER EDMONTON EVENTS SECURES MORE PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS

07.03.2013

SportAccord Convention Partner Edmonton Events is adding more major sporting events to Edmonton's track record of welcoming the world: the 2014 International Triathlon Union Grand Final and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

In addition to having hosted almost every major international sporting event outside the Olympics, the Western Canadian city is a long-time participant in SportAccord Convention and, in 2013, continues as a Silver Partner.

"SportAccord Convention is an invaluable forum for Edmonton Events to generate awareness with decision-makers. The exposure we earn through our investment as a silver partner enables us to tell our city's story, and share our rich sports heritage and track record as a host city," says Candice Stasynec, Executive Director, Office of the City Manager for the City of Edmonton.

With sustained economic growth, Edmonton is the gateway to the world's third-largest proven oil reserves. It is the capital city of the province of Alberta and at the centre of one of Canada's fastest-growing regions. 

In 2013, Edmonton will host, among other events, the Canadian Women's Open on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour, a summer stop on the International Triathlon Union's World Cup circuit, and the inaugural Tour of Alberta, a new annual pro-cycling race sanctioned by Union Cycliste Internationale and one that will be sure to attract Tour de France competitors. Recent international events that brought athletes to Edmonton include the 2012 World Women's Baseball Championships, 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and the 2007 FIFA Under-20 Men's World Cup. The new biannual Sports Cities Index of the world's top sports cities ranked Edmonton 37th.

Edmonton's numerous facilities include the 60,000-seat outdoor Commonwealth Stadium, 18,000-seat Rexall Place indoor ice arena, 9,200-seat outdoor Telus Field baseball stadium, Kinsmen Centre for international-calibre aquatic competitions, and Saville Community Sports Centre, one of North America's top hard-court facilities.