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COYGIG! Travel Advice for Fans Attending the International Women's Soccer Friendly

COYGIG! Travel Advice for Fans Attending the International Women's Soccer Friendly

The Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team Logo.

On Saturday 3 August 2019, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena sees the Republic of Ireland National Women’s team take on the US National Women’s Soccer team in the USA’s first match since being crowned World Champions in France.

This page is intended as an advisory for Irish citizens who are travelling to California for this match.

Know Before You Go: Travel Tips

  • Get comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling and check what it covers
  • Keep your passport in a safe place: carry your passport on you
  • Fill in the emergency contact details option on your passport
  • Keep your valuables in a safe place
  • Keep one of your bank cards and some cash separate from the rest of your valuables and avoid carrying too many valuables with you
  • Beware of pick pockets in crowds, restaurants, cafés, on public transport, near ATMs and never leave your bag or belongings out of sight or unattended
  • Let people know where you are and make sure you know where your friends are
  • Travel well in advance to the stadium. Be aware that there will be extensive security checks when entering the stadium

Fixture and Tourist Information

On Saturday 3 August, the Republic of Ireland will face the USA in an international friendly match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game kicks off at 7.00 PM local time (3.00 AM Irish).

Tourist information can be found on the official Visit California website:

Security: general information

You should exercise caution in large gatherings; be careful with your personal belongings, remain calm in crowds, respect the crowd restrictions at some locations and follow the instructions of the local authorities and the event organisers. Please be aware that, while crime rates are low, pick pockets may target this event.  


The Rose Bowl is located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California 91103. Information on best methods of transportation to the stadium can be found here.

Emergency Consular Assistance

If you experience a consular emergency, please contact the Consulate General of Ireland to the Western United States which is based in San Francisco.

For genuine emergencies outside office hours, please call our emergency number of (+1) 415-823-7150.


Local currency is the US Dollar. Irish Debit cards and all major credit cards are widely accepted in the state of California.

Lost/Stolen Passport

If your Irish passport is lost/stolen, please contact the Consulate General of Ireland. If required we can issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETC). Please bring

Materials required:

  • Completed passport application form
  • Four passport photos
  • Previous passport or other photo ID (driving licence, credit card etc.)
  • Any other ID documentation available (credit card, health insurance etc.)
  • Long form birth certificate or copy faxed from General Register Office / Garda Station
  • Police report if passport has been lost or stolen
  • Ticket/proof of travel arrangements


Additional documents for minors:

  • Consent of both parents as per normal passport application
  • Long form birth certificate or copy faxed from General Register Office / Garda Station
  • Photo ID of guardians

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