U.S. team opens Ford Field practice to public for free

The Detroit News

The U.S. Women's National Team will open its training session to the public Wednesday at Ford Field. The practice starts at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women's National Team will open its training session to the public on Wednesday at Ford Field.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. People should enter through Gates A and G. Parking is $6 and available in the Tiger Garage, Ford Field Parking Deck and Lot 6.

U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members in the Star Club and above will receive field level access at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club Star Club or upgrade their membership at ussoccer.com/supporters.

The 2015 Women's World Cup champions will play Haiti at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ford Field (FOX Sports 1). Haiti replaced Australia after its players became involved in a labor dispute.

The Victory Tour kicked off in August with two convincing wins against Costa Rica. The matches set U.S. national team attendance records in Pittsburgh and Chattanooga, Tennessee. About 31,000 people are expected to attend Thursday's match at Ford Field.

Tickets are available at ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-877-212-8898 and at the Ford Field ticket office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

The official Women's World Cup Trophy will be in display at three different locations in Detroit this week.

The trophy will be on display at the following places: noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Campus Martius Park, Main Stage, 800 Woodward, Detroit; 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Coleman A Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave.; 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Ford Field, Fan HQ, south side of the stadium.