US Club Soccer Estimates $12.2 Million Impact in Indiana
US Club Soccer is estimated to have an enormous impact on the Indiana region through its annual national tournaments. US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
Youth Soccer News: US Club Soccer estimates a $12.2 million direct economic impact for Westfield, Indiana, from its 2017 league-based and cup-based national championships.
The 2017 NPL Finals, held last weekend, was the target destination for 22 regional NPL member leagues across the country in U13 through U19 boys and girls age groups. Hosted July 21-24, the National Cup XVI Finals serve as the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based countrywide championship series, welcoming U13 through U19 boys and girls clubs. In total, more than 300 teams and 8,000 of America’s top youth athletes will participate in these prestigious youth soccer tournaments.
“US Club Soccer is proud of the economic impact that our national championships are expected to provide to Westfield,” says Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “We hope all participants and families have an unforgettable experience on and off the field during the events. Once again, Grand Park and the City of Westfield have graciously hosted our national finals, and we look forward to working with them this month and in the future.”
In 2017, the National Association of Sports Commissions confirmed US Club Soccer as host to two of the largest youth sports events in Westfield. The estimated monetary injection includes direct spending attributed to nearly 12,000 total hotel room nights, $550,000 in rental car expenses and $425,000 in food and beverage consumption, among others. B
“We are thrilled to welcome US Club Soccer back to our home for the second time in three years,” says Andy Cook, Mayor of Westfield. “Hosting these tournaments provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness of our city to a coast-to-coast audience and significantly help our economy prosper at the local level.”
All National Cup XVI Finals and NPL Finals matches will take place at Grand Park, which is 20 miles north of downtown Indianapolis and suited well for a national championship environment. It has 31 soccer fields, 26 baseball/softball diamonds and a pair of indoor facilities spanning more than 400 acres. US Club Soccer hosted the 2015 NPL Finals and National Cup XIV Finals at Grand Park two summers ago.
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