Overland Park Selected As Host For 2024 & 2025 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2023
OVERLAND PARK, KS – The largest youth soccer organization in the country, US Youth Soccer, has selected Overland Park to host their 2024 and 2025 Midwest Regional Championships at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex.
2024 will mark a special milestone for US Youth Soccer as they celebrate their 50th anniversary returning to Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex for the fourth time, hosting the National Championships on three previous occasions. This will be the first time the complex has hosted the regional championship, which will be larger in scale than the national championships previously played at the complex. Each year, these championship events are estimated to generate more than $8.2 million in direct economic impact for the city of Overland Park.
“We are honored that US Youth Soccer recognized the strength of our community, its facilities and our ability host these prestigious championships,” said Eric Olson, Vice President of Sports and Events, Visit Overland Park. “The selection of Overland Park is further validation of Visit OP’s sports tourism strategy.”
The selection of Overland Park demonstrates the power sporting events can have on a community. This win is further evidence of the value of sports tourism and Overland Park’s ability to compete regionally and nationally maximizing the impressive array of sports facilities within the community.
“The Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex was built for this moment, and we look forward to hosting players, coaches, officials and families from all over the Midwest to enjoy and experience all OP has to offer.” said Warren Wilkinson, President, Visit Overland Park.
In collaboration with Visit Olathe, the 2024 and 2025 Midwest Regional Championships will be played at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kansas and the Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex in Olathe, Kansas.
About Visit Overland Park:
Visit Overland Park serves as the official marketing organization for the city of Overland Park, Kansas. The organization is responsible for promoting the city as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live and work. By doing so, Visit Overland Park strengthens the economic position of the city through tourism promotion. For more information, experience VisitOP.com.
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