Round Rock to Host NIRSA National Soccer Championship
14 Nov, 2019
Round Rock, the Sports Capital of Texas, is hosting the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Soccer Championships this November 21-23 at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex (RRMC). The three-day soccer tournament will feature 100 of the top men’s and women’s collegiate club soccer teams from across the U.S. competing for the national NIRSA title. The competitive, high-energy bracket-style tournament will offer fans and soccer lovers a chance to witness high-level soccer games in one of the nation’s most state-of-the-art sports facilities. All competitions are open to spectators and free to attend.
The NIRSA National Soccer Championships are part of the NIRSA Championship Series, a series of professionally organized recreational college tournaments in the sports of flag football, soccer, tennis and basketball. Round Rock will also be home the NIRSA National Flag Football Championships January 3–5, 2020.
“Our partnership with NIRSA, the country’s top collegiate recreational sports organization, is another win for the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex and the City of Round Rock,” says Chad McKenzie, City of Round Rock Sports Management and Tourism Director. “We are proud to partner with such an excellent organization and look forward to hosting this dynamic competition.”
“The NIRSA Championship Series is thrilled to be heading to Round Rock and the outstanding fields and facilities of the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex,” says Valerie McCutchan, NIRSA’s Director of National Sports Programs. “A lot of the teams competing in this tournament are used to competing at top-notch campus facilities during their regular season. But the facilities at RRMC are sure to inspire athletes and officials to put in their best performances and create lasting memories in this celebrated tournament that has been growing in renown for more than 25 years.”
The tournament schedule will be updated as the regional competitions conclude. The updated schedules can be found at www.nirsa.org/soccerand on the Twitter handle @NIRSAchamp.
ABOUT NIRSA - NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation is the professional association for recreation and wellbeing on college campuses. Through the platform of inclusive recreation, 4,500+ NIRSA members impact more than 10 million students each year for the purpose of helping them to develop healthy habits for life.
The association offers members credible evidence of the impact of collegiate recreation on student recruitment, retention, health and wellbeing, as well as student learning outcomes and post-graduation employment success. As a leading voice in the integrated wellbeing movement on college and university campuses across North America, NIRSA is committed to supporting foundational, proactive, and upstream-based wellbeing initiatives for the campus community above and beyond reactive, siloed, programmatic approaches to health. For more information, visit nirsa.org.
ABOUT NIRSA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES - The NIRSA Championship Series gives college recreational sports participants an opportunity to
compete, coordinate, officiate, and connect with skilled peers from other schools and take all the benefits of recreational competition to a higher level. The NIRSA Championship Series also serves as a platform for professional development, offering up-and-coming professionals build skills and engage in all levels of learning through their programming, staff, official, and volunteer positions. NIRSA Championship Series hosts professionally organized tournaments in the sports of flag football, soccer, tennis and basketball. The rich environment of inclusive competition, sportsmanship, and professional development—from participants to fans to volunteers—supports communities of health and wellbeing, which is what NIRSA is all about.
ABOUT ROUND ROCK MULTIPURPOSE COMPLEX - Located at 2001 N. Kenney Fort Blvd. within Old Settlers Park, the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is a $27 million state-of-the-art sports venue that enables Round Rock to host many new types of events, such as lacrosse, soccer, rugby, ultimate frisbee, flag football and more. The 60-acre sports complex features a championship field with natural grass, another championship field with synthetic turf, four multipurpose fields with natural grass and four with synthetic turf, and Musco sports lighting on all 10 fields. Spectator amenities include permanent seating with shade structures for 250 people on each of the championship fields, plus options to add portable seating. The complex also has more than 900 parking spaces, and a clubhouse with meeting rooms overlooking the fields. Additional amenities for families include plazas, pavilions, playgrounds and more. For more information, visit roundrockmpc.com.
ABOUT ROUND ROCK SPORTS TOURISM - The Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the City of Round Rock Sports Management and Tourism Department, promotes Round Rock as The Sports Capital of Texas for youth, amateur and recreational sports to tournament and meeting planners across the nation. A central location in Texas, unique shopping opportunities and an abundance of tournament-ready fields, courts and courses are helping Round Rock quickly become the top choice for planners when selecting a location for their next big event. Here’s to Round Rock: a great place to visit and a great place to play. Game on! For more information, visit GoRoundRock.com.Follow Go Round Rock on Facebook @goroundrock and Instagram @goroundrock.