US Club Soccer Estimate $4.2 Million Economic Impact at National Cup Finals and NPL Finals
Youth soccer is big business in America – there is no ignoring the huge economic impact of youth soccer tournaments and events in the USA. And, we should embrace youth soccer as a revenue generating, family-oriented activity that brings us outside into the fresh air. The positive economic impact of youth soccer is felt far and wide — from the tourist industry to area local merchants, youth soccer events bring positive economic activity and are simply good for business.
US Club Soccer has estimated the organization will make a $4.2 million economic impact during the 2016 National Cup XV Finals and National Premier Leagues Finals in Colorado. The NPL Finals will be held the second week of July with the National Cup Finals held the following week at Aurora Sports Park.
Youth Soccer News: US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – estimates a $4.2 million direct economic impact at the 2016 National Cup XV Finals and National Premier Leagues (NPL) Finals at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colo.
The 2016 NPL Finals, held July 14-18, will feature U-13 through U-18 boys and girls league champions from around the country, totaling more than 150 teams and 3,000 of America’s top youth players. Hosted July 22-25, the National Cup XV Finals serve as the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series, welcoming 120 teams to compete among U-13 through U-17 boys and girls brackets.
As two of the most prestigious youth soccer championships in the country, the NPL Finals and the National Cup XV are the targeted annual destination for teams competing on the national level.
With assistance from the City of Aurora, the estimated $4.2 million economic impact confirms US Club Soccer as host of the two largest youth sports events in the state. By comparison, USA Hockey’s annual Presidents Day Tournament in February generated $1.5 million in direct economic impact for Colorado.
“For the second time in three years, US Club Soccer is returning to the Denver region to host our two National Championships,” says Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “Colorado has welcomed us with open arms and Aurora is well equipped in providing the necessary infrastructure for thousands of athletes and their families during these marquee events.”
All National Cup XV and NPL matches will take place at the Aurora Sports Park complex. Located 25 minutes east of Denver, it is a 220-acre site that hosts major local, state and national competitions and offers 23 soccer fields.
Founded in 2001, US Club Soccer boasts member clubs from all 50 states. Through its player-centric mentality, the organization has produced numerous youth players who have matriculated to professional leagues and top NCAA Division I teams.
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