It turns out that the District’s Carnegie Library site, now home to a flagship Apple store, isn’t just a place to charge your phone or buy new gadgets. Sports authority Events DC will display the U.S. women’s national team’s June 20 match against the Swedish women’s national team on oversizeds screen to be installed on the library’s west lawn. The free event will kick off at 3 p.m. Thursday, rain or shine. Food trucks, games, and giveaways are planned, per Events DC.
The U.S. team is favored to win, having won their first two matches so far in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. (The U.S. bested Thailand and Chile in those matches, without letting the other teams score.) Thursday’s game will take place live at the Stade Océane in Le Havre, France. D.C. United, Washington Spirit, DC Fray, and FitDC are partners on the watch party.
Women’s World Cup WATCH PARTY happening 6/20 at Apple Carnegie Library - West Lawn. Join us to cheer on USA when they take on Sweden! #FIFAWWC #USWNT https://t.co/PSWYi3LOGN pic.twitter.com/ly2E8fB8Xc— Events DC (@TheEventsDC) June 14, 2019
After years of underuse, the 1903 Carnegie Library re-opened as an Apple store last month. The Beaux-Arts building’s Vermont marble façade has been renovated and the interior has been refurbished as well. Located at 801 K Street NW, across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the library also hosts the Historical Society of Washington.