Olathe Ready to be Site of Heartland Spring Cup | Sports Destination Management

Olathe Ready to be Site of Heartland Spring Cup

Apr 07, 2022

Heartland Soccer is excited to welcome thousands of players and families to the world class Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex this weekend (April 8-10) for the sold-out Kansas City Champions Cup. 

440 teams from 11 states are set to take the pitch on Friday, contributing to the tournament’s reputation of being established as a top youth soccer event in the region. The Kansas City Champions Cup annually attracts ECNL, NPL, State and Regional Champion teams throughout the Midwest. 

With teams traveling in from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area and various states, the economic impact is estimated to be $8.4 million over the weekend.

 “We continue to experience significant interest and growth in our regional tournaments as teams travel from across the Midwest and beyond to visit our world class facilities and compete on our fields. We are excited to host thousands of families this weekend for this sold-out tournament,” said Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer Association executive director. 

Considering the importance of local media to our sport, we encourage and invite the media to attend and cover the event! The first set of games will start at 5:30PM on Friday. Saturday and Sunday games will begin at approximately 8:00AM with the award ceremonies starting after noon on Sunday. 

Up next for Heartland Soccer will be the Midwest Mother’s Day Classic on May 7-9 which will host more than 460 teams, followed by the final tournament of the season, the Kansas City Invitational, which is expected to bring in more than 475 teams to the area.

Heartland Soccer Association is the largest youth soccer league in the country with more than 1,500 league teams per season, 21,000 league youth players, 2,600 tournament teams each year, 44,000 tournament players each year, 4,000 coaches and 2,000 active referees. Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 and has grown from an initial 600 players to serving teams from 16 states and internationally with league and tournaments. For more information, visit www.heartlandsoccer.net


Heartland Soccer has several opportunities for tournament sponsorship. Heartland partners with like-minded businesses who understand that investing in young people today creates a better community for all in the future. Our partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community. Your sponsorship will provide your business with increased brand visibility while making a direct impact on developing Kansas City's youth through soccer. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Bridgette Samuelson, Director of Partnership Development and Operations at bridgette@heartlandsoccer.net.

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