FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is the place to be for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Starting Friday, July 21, the Center, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque and New Mexico United, will host four free prime-time watch parties from the scenic NHCC Plaza Mayor, featuring food and beverages from women-owned businesses, live-streamed games on a massive 30-foot screen, and, of course, hundreds of passionate New Mexico fans!
Seating space is limited, so please RSVP at nhccnm.org/events.
“At the National Hispanic Cultural Center, our focus is on promoting, preserving, and advancing the arts, humanities, and culture of our people,” said NHCC Interim Executive Director Zack Quintero. “No discussion of our culture is complete without sharing our passion for fútbol. These games will be a celebration of community and we’re incredibly excited and grateful to bring this together with the help of our own NM United and City of Albuquerque familia!”
With young, exciting players joining established stars, this year’s Women’s World Cup viewership figures are expected to surpass the 2019 tournament, which drew 1.2 billion viewers around the world. The list of watch parties at the Center are as follows:
“Albuquerque is passionate about soccer, as evidenced by the scores of Burqueños of all ages who play the Beautiful Game in parks and on soccer fields across our city,” said Dave Simon, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, which is providing its mobile, 18’ by 24’ big screen to the NHCC for the events. “We’re thrilled to be part of this citywide celebration of the Women’s World Cup. Go, Team USA!”
Before each match, enjoy food from New Mexico women-owned food trucks like Chamoy Bar and Tikka Spice, drinks from local breweries, and much more. Each night, the NHCC will host a halftime show alongside stories about women leaders from the countries playing. And women-led community organizations from Albuquerque and elsewhere in New Mexico will be on-hand to answer questions about work occurring closer to home.
“New Mexico’s team is excited to take in the beautiful game with you!” said David Wiese-Carl, Director of Communications and Fan Experience for New Mexico United. “We’re honored to support the National Hispanic Cultural Center as we cheer on the incredible women from the USA and around the world! Join us!”
Screenings will be set up in the NHCC’s Plaza Mayor and Trujillo Courtyard, at 1701 4th St SW in Albuquerque. In the event of inclement weather, the NHCC will move screenings indoors. Please note that coolers will not be permitted, and personal bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC.
More about the National Hispanic Cultural Center The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. The NHCC presents mission-related events throughout the year, some produced by its history, literary, performing, and visual arts programs, and others by partnering with external organizations. Events take place at its 20-plus-acre campus, which includes a plaza, an art museum, a historically designated building, a library, and a genealogy center. The NHCC is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.