June 29, 2012
Ticket Information For July 2's Lunging 2 London Event
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STANFORD, Calif. -Monday night's "Lunging 2 London" event, pitting the U.S. Women's Water Polo Olympic Team against its counterpart from Hungary, is shaping up to be water polo's largest interactive fan event. Fans will be able to interact with teams and one another through social media outlets as Twitter and Facebook throughout the contest while at the state-of-the-art Avery Aquatic Center.
Monday's contest is set for a 6 p.m. start. The U.S. and Hungary kick off a five-game exhibition series leading into the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. The U.S. team features five current and former Stanford standouts. Four-time Olympian Brenda Villa '03 captains the U.S. squad, and is joined by fellow Cardinal Melissa Seidemann '13, Annika Dries '14 and sisters Jessica '10 and Maggie Steffens'16.
Fans will be able to "Channel London" and get into the Olympic spirit even before the contest gets underway, enjoying pregame festivities beginning at 4 p.m. in the Olympic Plaza next to Avery Aquatic Center and connecting with the teams and other fans through various social media outlets thanks to Stanford's "attwifi" wireless network, part of the Gameday Live experience.
Stanford Women's Water Polo will be interacting with fans at the game and around the world through its Twitter handle @Stanfordh2opolo.
Avery Aquatic Center, recognized as one of the top water polo facilities in the world, hosts this completely interactive fan experience which will connect fans from all over the United States and the world to the water polo community.
In addition to connecting with other fans through social media, spectators will be able to watch the action as well as in-game live and packaged interviews on a 10 x 17 video screen at one end of the competition pool.
The Cardinal Channel team will be producing a live pregame show from 5-6 p.m., hosted by The Cardinal Channel's Kevin Danna, which will feature interviews with former Stanford standouts and U.S. Olympians Margie Dingeldein '02 and Ellen EstesLee '02, 1936 Hungarian men's water polo team member Alex Tarics, the oldest living Olympic gold medalist, and others.
Overall, Monday night's "Lunging 2 London" event will be an unprecedented interactive water polo event, featuring not only world-class competition in the pool but a world-class experience for fans at Avery and around the world.
Tickets for Monday's game are still available in limited numbers by clicking here or at the above link.