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Vancouver to host women's 2015 World Cup final

Updated: March 21, 2013, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium will be the site of the women's 2015 World Cup final, the first time a championship game will be played on artificial turf.

The venue was announced Thursday by FIFA and Canadian organizers.

"There's a lot of factors," Steve Reed, a national organizing committee member, said following a news conference across the street from the 55,000-seat retractable-roof stadium.

"The final match, certainly, we wanted to maximize ...

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