August 21, 2011

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2011 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships brings more than $8 million to Murfreesboro, Tenn., area

2 Jun, 2011

The 2011 US Youth Soccer Region III (Southern) Championships will be held June 16-22, 2011, will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $8 million to the Murfreesboro, Tenn., area.

Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more 10,000 players, coaches, teams and tournament officials, who also bring along their families to this six-day tournament. Visitors to the Murfreesboro area will book an estimated 10,000 room nights at area hotels. The top 184 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams From Region III, including at least 12 teams from host Tennessee State Soccer Association, will compete.
“Bringing the US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals to Rutherford County is significant.  An event of this quality and magnitude really puts Tennessee Soccer on the map.  The economic impact alone will be over $8 million,” said Craig Long, vice president of youth-competitive for Tennessee State Soccer Association. “The commitment by the community, chamber of commerce, parks and recreation and Murfreesboro Soccer Club, made Murfreesboro an easy choice when evaluating locations for the bid.  Siegel Soccer Complex and Miller Coliseum will be excellent venues for this event.”
The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions and select wildcards in the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups. US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 12 state associations, including host Tennessee State Youth Soccer Association will participate. The other state associations represented are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Texas.
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
US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships | Fox Cities, Wisc.
Opening Ceremony: June 24 | Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisc.
USA Youth Sports Complex and Southwest Fields
Round Robin: June 25-27
Semis: June 28
Finals: June 29
US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships | Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Opening Ceremony: June 16 | Tennessee Miller Coliseum
Richard Siegel Soccer Park
Round Robin: June 17-19 
Quarters: June 20
Semis: June 21
Finals: June 22
US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships | Boise, Idaho
Simplot Sports Complex
Round Robin: June 20-22
Quarters: June 24
Semis: June 25
Finals: June 26
US Youth Soccer National Championships | Phoenix, Ariz.
Player Luncheon: July 26 | JW Marriott
Reach 11 Sports Complex
Round Robin: July 26-28
Finals: July 30-31

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