ABOUT THE U.S. SOCCER WOMEN'S WORLD CUP PATRONS PROGRAM TO FRANCE
+ HOW DO I RESERVE MY FAMILY’S PLACE IN THE PATRONS PROGRAM?
To reserve your spot, please provide a $5,000 deposit to U.S. Soccer. Your place in the Patrons Program will be reserved upon receipt of your initial contribution. Upon qualification and the official 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup draw, U.S. Soccer will confirm final pricing (anticipated to remain the same as sample pricing) based on host cities. Please register your Patrons group here.
+ IS PART OF MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
U.S. Soccer estimates that 50% of your donation to participate in the Patrons Program will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. U.S. Soccer will provide details after the draw outlining details of your donation, based on your package, group size and final anticipated contribution.
+ CAN I SPLIT MY PATRONS PROGRAM UP OVER SEVERAL PAYMENTS?
Yes, you may divide your Patrons donation into several installments. Please work with U.S. Soccer Development staff to confirm your payment schedule. Full payment must be received in advance of April 30th, 2019.
+ CAN I PAY WITH CREDIT CARD?
Yes, you can pay with Credit Card, however please be aware you will be charged an additional 3% processing fee.
+ I AM INTERESTED IN SOME BENEFITS OF THE PATRONS PROGRAM, BUT NOT OTHERS. CAN I CREATE MY OWN PROGRAM? CAN I LEAVE THE PATRONS PROGRAM AND COME BACK?
Due to the complicated logistics and security involved in the travel, Patrons may not select their benefits or programs a la carte. While you are able to opt out of activities during the Program, we ask Patrons to choose a package that best fits their time frame and interests.
+ WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
- Should the U.S. Women’s National Team not qualify for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Soccer will fully refund your deposit.
- Should the U.S. Women’s National Team qualify and you choose not to articipate in the Patrons Program before April 30, 2019, U.S. Soccer will refund all but your initial deposit and award you an honorary 1-year Coaches Circle status and corresponding benefits.
- Should the U.S. Women’s National Team qualify and you choose not to participate in the Patrons Program after April 30, 2019, U.S Soccer will refund 50% of your total donation and award you honorary 1-year corresponding Circle status and benefits, based on your donation amount.
+ WHAT IF THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE 2019 FIFA WORLD CUP?
If the U.S. Women’s National Team does not qualify, any donation made in advance to secure a spot in the Patrons Program will be fully refunded.
+ IF THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM DOES NOT ADVANCE TO THE FINAL, AND I PURCHASED A FINALS PACKAGE, CAN I BE REFUNDED?
U.S. Soccer does not guarantee the U.S. Women’s National Team will advance to the Final. U.S. Soccer will not provide reduced pricing based on the tournament final opponents. As outlined in the cancellation policy, should you choose not to participate in the Patrons Program after April 30, 2019, U.S Soccer will refund 50% of your total donation and award you honorary 1-year corresponding Circle status and benefits, based on your donation amount.
+ DO I NEED A PASSPORT AND VISA TO ATTEND THE WORLD CUP?
All Patrons must have a valid passport for six months from the date of travel. U.S. citizens do not require a visa to enter France.
+ WHAT TYPE OF SECURITY WILL BE PROVIDED?
Patrons will be travelling as members of the U.S. Soccer Delegation while in France. The Delegation will have group security while traveling and during official activities. Each adult guest (18 years +) will also be required to undergo a general background screening and all planned activities will be vetted by the Federation. Guests who do not pass the background check will be prohibited from participating in the Patrons Program.
+ WILL I GET TO MEET ANY PLAYERS?
Player meetings (including autograph opportunities) are not an official part of the Patrons Program. While there may be some informal opportunities to interact with the team during your visit, please know that U.S. Soccer does not guarantee any meetings or autographs.
+ WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE MORE GAMES THAN THE U.S. MATCHES?
U.S. Soccer may be able to assist with tickets to certain non-U.S. matches as part of your concierge ticketing service. Please provide your request to U.S. Soccer Development staff.
+ DOES THE PATRONS PROGRAM INCLUDE AIRFARE?
The Patrons Program does not include flights/airfare to or from France. However, U.S. Soccer will provide flights, train or ground transportation in France between matches, as well as transportation to official events and matches.
+ I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
For pricing information, reservations and further details, contact a U.S. Soccer Development staff member or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All experience schedules and amenities to be confirmed after final draw.