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Final FIFA World Cup™ match to be featured at SteelStacks Sunday, Dec. 18

BETHLEHEM, Pa.— The U.S. Men’s National Team may have fallen to the Netherlands during the FIFA World Cup’s knockout stage Saturday, Dec. 3, but Lehigh Valley soccer fans are still feeling the fever, eagerly awaiting the sport’s final match and a chance to celebrate this year’s champion team.

“The excitement is still strong here in the City of Bethlehem, despite the USMT loss,” said ArtsQuest’s Chief Operating Officer Curt Mosel. “Thousands attended Lehigh Valley SoccerFest at ArtsQuest these past few weeks, demonstrating how important the sport is to our local community.”

Mosel said ArtsQuest will culminate SoccerFest 2022 with a free screening of the World Cup Final inside the Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Special soccer themed food and drink items will be available for purchase.

“Although the final teams are still unknown, we’re excited to showcase the final, giving soccer fans one more opportunity to stand side-by-side and chant together for victory,” said Mosel.

Throughout this year’s cup, SteelStacks has been the Lehigh Valley’s only FIFA approved World Cup viewing location. Mosel explained that the free viewings were made possible due to various partnerships and sponsorships.

“We were able to provide this ongoing World Cup experience with the assistance of presenting partner Wind Creek Bethlehem, and in partnership with Lehigh Valley United (LVU), Lehigh Valley Health Network, Baby J Productions/Sabroso Video, La Mega Radio, Coca-Cola of the Lehigh Valley, KLYR Rum, Discover Lehigh Valley and WFMZ (Edición En Español) TV69,” Mosel said. “The support for showcasing FIFA World continues to amaze all of us who work behind the scenes to make the Lehigh Valley SoccerFest a success.”

According to Mosel, this year’s presentation included soccer clinics for children from Lehigh Valley United and DOMINATE the 18 Goalkeeper and Soccer Training. “We’re also extremely grateful to Kwik Goal for providing the equipment used during our youth clinics this year.”

“We can’t wait to welcome soccer fans back to SteelStacks December 18,” said Mosel. “Until then, I expect to see feverish fans like me watching the all the preceding action at Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub in Bethlehem.”

About ArtsQuest
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational  experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.

Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association and NATO, the National Association of Theatre Owners.



Information provided to TVL by:
Kelley Andrade, ArtsQuest
Public Relations Coordinator