Dec. 12, 2012
For someone who has only been a part of the FAU Athletics staff for two weeks, this is an exciting event to be able to work. On Saturday, FAU is also hosting a women's home basketball game versus Stetson and the men's basketball team will play in Dayton. With a media relations staff of four, there are a lot of events to work on that day and I will be the primary contact for the U.S. Soccer Fan Tribute Match.
Come game day, I will be working with the U.S. Soccer Federation communications staff on all media relations for the game. For an event of this scale, there has been so much to do leading up to Saturday's kickoff. After the first full staff operations meeting last week, I began working with the communications operations coordinator of U.S. Soccer on all media relations game day preparation.
The main task for this week has been assisting with U.S. Soccer's organization of the press room. Media personnel will watch the game from the Richard H. Davimos Press Room inside the stadium which needs to be organized and set up prior to the game. I have also been in contact with NBC Sports Network, who will be broadcasting the game, and making sure that their crew is equipped to set up.
With our final operations meeting set for Wednesday, and the event only four days away, the next few days are sure to get busier with last minute tasks for game day. Both teams and their staff will be arriving on Thursday and all focus will certainly be on preparing for a great competition. Come out Saturday at 6 p.m. for the 10th and final match of the Fan Tribute Tour and cheer on the United States' Women's National Soccer Team as they compete against China in the FAU Stadium!