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2011 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships brings more than $6.5 million to Fox Cities, Wisc., area
Regional events in Lancaster, Pa., Fox Cities, Wisc., Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Boise, Idaho, total more than $36.5 million to local economies in 2011
FRISCO, Texas (June 1, 2011) - The 2011 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships, to be played June 24-29, will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $6.5 million to the Fox Cities, Wisc., area.
Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more than 3,500 players, coaches, teams and tournament officials, who also bring along their families to the six-day tournament. Visitors to the Fox Cities, Wisc., area will book an estimated 12,000 room nights at area hotels.
The top 212 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams from Region II, including at least 14 teams from the host Wisconsin State Soccer Association, will compete at the USA Youth Sports Complex and Southwest Fields.
"We are honored to host the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Fox Cities, Wisc., and have the opportunity to offer players a first-class playing experience in an excellent setting," said Carl Micke, local organizing committee chairman. "Wisconsin Youth Soccer is excited about the $6.5 million dollar economic impact the Midwest Regional Championships will bring to the Fox Cities area and are dedicated to providing a wonderful experience for our guests."
The US Youth Soccer Region II Championships will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups and begin on June 24, with opening ceremonies at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. Round robin games will take place Saturday, June 25 through Monday, June 27, with semifinal matches Tuesday, June 28. The US Youth Soccer Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 29.
US Youth Soccer State Champions and select wildcards in the U-13 through U-19 Boys and Girls age groups from 14 state associations, including host Wisconsin State Soccer Association, will participate in the event. The other state associations represented are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South and South Dakota.
Regional winners of the U-14 through U-19 Boys and Girls brackets will earn a berth to the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships July 26-31 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz.
The dates and locations for the 2011 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships are:
Opening Ceremony: June 30 | Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa.
Hempfield High School Complex, East Petersburg Elementary Soccer Complex and Classics Park
Round Robin: July 1-3
Semis: July 4
Finals: July 5
USA Youth Sports Complex and Southwest Fields
Round Robin: June 25-27
Semis: June 28
Finals: June 29
Round Robin: June 17-19
Quarters: June 20
Semis: June 21
Finals: June 22
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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 the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the National Championship Series provides 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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