Regional events in Kingston, R.I.; Beavercreek, Ohio; Baton Rouge, La. and Albuquerque, N.M. total more than $44 million to local economies in 2014.
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FRISCO, Texas (June 4, 2014) — The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships, to be played June 16-22, 2014, will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $14 million to Albuquerque, N.M., and surrounding areas.
Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more than 20,000 visitors, made up of players, coaches, teams and tournament officials, and their families, traveling to the seven-day tournament.
The top 240 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams From Region IV, including 16 New Mexico teams will compete at the New Mexico Soccer Tournament Complex located on the Santa Ana Pueblo.
“We are excited to be hosting the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships again and look forward to a wonderful experience for all of the players, officials, coaches and spectators,” said Jim Tilley, Executive Director of New Mexico Youth Soccer Association. “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our beautiful state and is a tremendous economic impact for Albuquerque and the surrounding cities.”
US Youth Soccer State Champions, Far West Regional League Champions and wildcards in the U12-U19 girls and boys divisions from 14 state associations, including the host New Mexico Youth Soccer Association, will converge in Albuquerque for this premier event. Teams from Alaska, Arizona, California-North, California-South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming will all compete for the coveted US Youth Soccer Regional Championships.
The dates and locations for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island
Opening Ceremony: June 26
Round Robin: June 27-29
Semis: June 30
Finals: July 1
2014 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Beavercreek, OH
John Ankeney Soccer Complex
Registration: June 20
Round Robin: June 21-23
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25
2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Baton Rouge, LA
BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 19
Round Robin: June 20- 22
Quarters: June 23 (U14, U15, U16)
Semis/Quarters: June 24 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
Finals/Semis: June 25 (Finals U13 & U19/ Semis U14-U18)
Finals: June 26 (Finals U14-U18)
2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Tournament Soccer Complex
Round Robin: June 16-18
Quarters: June 20
Semis: June 21
Finals: June 22
2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Germantown, MD
Player Luncheon: July 21
Round Robin: July 22-24
Semis: July 26 (U14-U18)
Finals: July 26 (U13 & U19); July 27 (U14-U18)
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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.
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