WESTFIELD, IN—This weekend, September 2-3, the Indiana Fire Juniors are hosting the 3rd annual Grand Park Cup Soccer Tournament for youth soccer teams ages 8U-15U. The event features 343 teams from six states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
“WYSA/Indiana Fire Juniors is able to offer our members a world class facility, dedicated IFJ staff members and an incredible management system,” said WYSA/Indiana Fire Juniors executive director Mark Webber. “IFJ continues to grow and attract more players from the Midwest and beyond and we’re proud to be able to host the Grand Park Cup every year.
The Grand Park Cup is anticipated to result in more than 21,600 visitors and 2,100 hotel room nights to the Hamilton County region.
“The large number of visitors to our city for an event of this size has a big impact on our local businesses,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “Every year there are new tournaments that come to Grand Park, but for me the success of Grand Park is shown by the events that return year after year because those tournaments help Westfield ‘s tourism industry grow.
Games take place from 8 a.m. until around 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 2nd and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 3rd.
Visit http://www.indianafirejuniors.com/grandparkcup for more information.
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About Grand Park Sports Campus
Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse. The Grand Park Events Center is now open, featuring three full-sized indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices. The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball/volleyball facility opened in January 2016. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1 million sports visitors are expected to participate in or attend tournaments and events at the Grand Park Sports Campus on an annual basis, making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The master plan outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development, including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses.
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