For the first time in 36 years, Canada is sending a team to the FIFA World Cup.
The tournament is scheduled to run from November 20 to December 18 and will be available on TSN in Canada.
Since the tournament is — quite controversially — taking place in Qatar, most of the games will be happening in the morning PST. The times of games might make watching a little bit more difficult so here is your guide on where to watch FIFA World Cup games on campus.
UBC-based sports screening groups Sport Studio and Sauder Sports will be hosting viewing events for all major World Cup games on campus.
The two will be working with the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) to bring Canada’s first game of the tournament to the screen.
So far, they have announced:
- Belgium v Canada on November 23 (in partnership with the AUS)
- Brazil v Serbia on November 24
- England v USA on November 25
- Argentina v Mexico on November 26
- Croatia v Canada on November 27
- Spain v Germany on November 27
- Portugal v Uruguay on November 28
- Canada v Morocco on December 1
All locations and further details will be announced before the day on @sportstudio and @saudersports Instagram accounts.
Bars and restaurants
Browns Crafthouse, The Gallery Patio and Lounge and Biercraft are all going to have World Cup games playing in-house during their open hours, starting at 11 a.m.
For off campus options, The Hollywood Theatre will be showing every game of the World Cup on a big screen and with movie theatre sound. They will be presenting all Canada games in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club as the official ‘Whitecaps House.’ Free entry tickets are required.
Good Co. Bars (formerly Colony Bars) will be showing all Canada games and all 11 a.m. games. Reservations are required to watch games but are available for free.
The Residence Hall Association and student residence councils have not yet announced any events to screen the World Cup. Students can look out for information from their residence councils about possible showings.
AMS Events and the Brazilian Student Association have paired up for a pre-World Cup party at The Pit Pub on Friday, November 18. In anticipation of the World Cup, the event will have some international drinks specials. Tickets will be starting at $8, and attendees are encouraged to wear team jerseys.