This Weekend, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Hosts First Live Sports Event Since March
2 Jul, 2020
The American Cornhole League (ACL), the originator of televised competitive cornhole, is thrilled to be hosting the Johnsonville Cornhole Championships the weekend of July 4th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center located at 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456. The tournament will kick off beginning at Friday at 10am EST and run through Sunday. Two events will be featured throughout the weekend. First, the 2020 ACL Pro Invitational on July 4th at 1 pm EST will be the culmination of the ACL Pro Qualifying Tour that spanned the past seven weeks on ESPN networks. Second, the 2020 ACL Final Chase is the last ACL National event of the season, open to all ACL Pros, before the 2020 ACL World Championships in August. All ACL Pros will be following recommended social distancing protocol and wearing respirator masks to ensure safety. This event is not open to the public.
The Pro Singles event will kick off at 10am EST on Friday, July 3rd and the Finals will begin at 12pm EST on Sunday, July 5th with the winner taking home $10,000. NBC Sports Network will also be hosting a USA Armed Forces Broadcast at 6pm EST on Friday, July 3rd. The Pro Doubles tournament will begin at 3:30pm EST on Saturday, July 4th and the finals will also be hosted beginning at 12pm EST on Sunday, July 5th with a $10,000 prize on the line. The main attraction is the $25,000 ACL Pro Invitational – with the top doubles teams from around the country competing – which will be broadcast at 1pm EST on Saturday on ESPN2 immediately following the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The ACL Final Chase will be broadcast at 1pm EST on Sunday, also on ESPN2.
“We’re very excited to crown a pair of champions – this has obviously been a unique and challenging season as we’ve all continued to grapple with the implications of what’s going on while keeping our players and fans safe during competition,” said Stacey Moore, Commissioner and Founder of the American Cornhole League. “Having said that, we hope that fans have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend and are able to tune into to see their favorite players compete for the Championship!”
The American Cornhole League hosts competition and tournaments across the amateur, collegiate, and pro ranks with thousands of players taking part every year. For additional information on how to participate and the latest news visit iplaycornhole.com. Fans who want to join in on the action can also visit https://iplayacl.com/news-media/133 for additional information on ACL Virtual, a technology platform that allows players to compete remotely in tournaments from virtually anywhere they can connect to the internet and set up a board.
First Montco Event Since March
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) and the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks are excited to be hosting the first event since March 15 at the beautiful, 240,000-square-foot Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
For events, The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center offers easy accessibility, thousands of free parking spaces, two hotels, and many retail, restaurant, and world-class entertainment attractions all located on the same property.
“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks is excited to be hosting its first event as the county begins to reopen for business and events,” according to a statement released by the Expo Center. “Our first priority is the safety of the players and staff, and we will be following all social distancing, disinfecting and cleaning guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the future, as we begin to add public events, we will also require everyone entering the center to wear masks.”
The Expo Center is looking forward to hosting many more upcoming events including, a car show, a model train show, multiple comic/gaming conventions, and quilting show through the summer and early fall. Check https://www.phillyexpocenter.com/, or valleyforge.org, for updates.
The VFTCB is proud to partner with the Expo Center to help restimulate positive economic impact for Montgomery County, said Mike Bowman, President & CEO of the VFTCB.
“The VFTCB values our partnership with members like the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center because together we are helping the hundreds of tourism, entertainment and hospitality businesses who employ over 20,000 people in Montgomery County get back to work and get back to business,” Bowman said.
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks is located just minutes from King of Prussia and Valley Forge. The facility includes enough Sport Court multi-purpose flooring for 16 basketball courts, and other types of sports. The Expo Center also features the 5.5 acre Fairgrounds – all located on the same easily accessible property. The space is flexible and adaptable for events and meetings of all sizes. With new concerns about density and the desire for more outdoor space, its benefits meet the demands of a recovering COVID-19 world.
About the American Cornhole League: The American Cornhole League (ACL), the originators of competitive cornhole, promotes and develops cornhole as a sport for any age and any skill level. With over 350 directors all around the country, the ACL has solidified themselves as the go-to resource for all things cornhole. The organization has established the rules and regulations to govern the sport around the world. The ACL's global headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina. For further information on the ACL or how to become a director, please visit the Company's website at iplaycornhole.com.