2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships to Bring $15 Million to Greensboro, N.C.
20 Jun, 2017
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The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III (Southern) Regional Championships, to be played June 23-29, will provide an estimated economic impact of $15 million to the Greensboro, N.C., area.
The top 224 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams in the 13-and-Under through 19/20-and-Under age groups from Region III will compete at BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park during the event. The event is expected to have a significant influence on the community.
“North Carolina Youth Soccer is thrilled to partner with Greensboro United Soccer Association, the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Greensboro, and the BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships,” said Keith Price, President of North Carolina Youth Soccer. “NCYSA and Greensboro were selected to host again in 2018 and this will be the first time a location has been selected to host the Region III Championships two years in a row. Recently, BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park was named one of the top five locations to host a tournament by Mike Libber, president and owner of Elite Tournaments. This will be the sixth time since 1983 that NCYSA has hosted the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, now four times in Greensboro and twice in Raleigh, N.C. We all look forward to another terrific event!”
Hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail shops and others will benefit from the more than 3,600 players, along with the team coaches, tournament officials, college coaches and spectators attending the eight-day tournament. Visitors to the Greensboro area will book an estimated 19,500 room nights at area hotels.
What others are saying about the Region III Championships coming to Greensboro:
“Greensboro United Soccer Association and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association are excited to be hosting the US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals this summer,” said Henri Fourrier, President/CEO of the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We recognize the economic impact that hosting this event will bring to our community and are enthusiastic about showcasing our wonderful city for all those attending.”
“We last hosted this event in 2003, but we knew that in order to bring it back to the great city of Greensboro, we had to make some significant enhancements to our facilities. So, with the support of the City of Greensboro, the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Bryan Foundation, we created a master plan for our flagship facility, BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park,” said the Executive Director of Greensboro United Soccer Association, Pete Polonsky.
“Over the last three years, we’ve been able to complete a significant upgrade to our site, allowing us to host this wonderful event again. We are proud of our wonderful facilities, and excited to share it and our great hotels, restaurants, merchants and area attractions with the players, coaches, families and guests from Region III.”
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The event consists of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 12 state associations, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee. US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League Division champions and select wild cards will also join the State Champions at the event.
The Region III Championships are part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. Following individual state championship tournaments, the Regional Championships are the second leg of the National Championship Series. Regional winners of the 13-and-Under through 19/20-and-Under brackets earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas.
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Virginia Soccer Training Center, Patriot Park & Embrey Mill Complex
Round Robin: June 30 -July 2
Semis: July 3
Finals: July 4
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Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28
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Opening Ceremony: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Quarters: June 26 (13UB, 14U, 15U, 16U)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals 19U/20UG, Quarters 13UG, 17U,18U & 19/20UB)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals 19/20UG, Semis 13U-18U, 19/20UB)
Finals: June 29 (Finals 13U-18U, 19/20UB)
2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Seattle, Wash.
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Round Robin: July 25-27
Semis: July 29 (15U-19/20U)
Finals: July 29 (13U & 14U); July 30 (15U-19/20U)
About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.