PITTSBURGH, PA (September 27, 2021) The Office of Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh, in partnership with cohosts PUMP and Open Field, have announced that registration is still open for the Steel City World Cup, presented by BNY Mellon.
The Steel City World Cup hosts 32 teams representing 32 countries from around the world for one of the most culturally diverse events in the region. The tournament brings together nearly 1,000 players, fans and volunteers for dozens of soccer games in a festival atmosphere to celebrate international cultures and diversity, build relationships among Pittsburgh’s vibrant and growing world community and facilitate cross-cultural understanding and connections that lead to opportunities, resources and goodwill.
The group stage of the tournament will take place on October 23 with the elimination rounds on October 24. All players must be age 18 or older and teams must have at least three players whose country of origin is the same as the country they’re representing. Teams representing countries can register here by October 8.
Open Field is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that uses the game of soccer to promote life skills, leadership, girls' empowerment and social cohesion. Their global team engages more than 1,000 youth each year in Western PA and West/Central Africa in dynamic Sport for Social Impact programming. In Pittsburgh, Open Field works primarily with immigrant and refugee youth to provide safe, healthy, community-based activities for children and employment opportunities for teenagers.