US Club Soccer Announce Location for 2017 NPL and National Cup Finals
Westfield, Indiana, will serve as the location for the 2017 NPL Finals and the National Cup XVI Finals scheduled for next summer following additions to sports complex, Grand Park. US Club Soccer’s annual tournaments will welcome the highest level of youth competitors for a weekend of soccer action next summer.
The 2017 NPL Finals, scheduled for July 13th to 17th, is the targeted destination for all U13 through U18 boys and girls NPL teams throughout the country, as the culminating event of year-long, league-based competition.
Held from July 21st to July 24th, the National Cup XVI Finals serves as the closing event of US Club Soccer’s 16th annual national championship competition. Member squads in U11 through U18/19 boys and girls age groups are eligible to compete in National Cup XVI Regional events, with winning U13 through U17 clubs from Regionals or qualifying state cups advancing to the National Cup XVI Finals. Regional dates and locations will be announced soon.
“Participating at our Finals events is a great accomplishment, and Grand Park provides a rewarding, national championship atmosphere for those deserving teams,” US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne said.
“Grand Park was an ideal facility last year and, as it continues to grow, it will be even better next year,” added Payne.
Grand Park is 20 miles north of downtown Indianapolis and suited well for a national championship setting last time around.
The complex consists of 31 soccer fields, 26 baseball/softball diamonds and a pair of indoor facilities spanning more than 400 acres.
One month ago, the City of Westfield celebrated the opening of a 370,000 square-foot indoor field sports and event facility at Grand Park, featuring three indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices.
Annually, Grand Park receives about 1.5 million visitors. US Club Soccer hosted the 2015 NPL Finals and National Cup XIV Finals two summers ago.