WESTFIELD, IN – This weekend, April 21-23, Grand Park will welcome approximately 318 teams from 13 states and Canada for the Crossroads of America College Men’s Showcase. The women’s showcase will take place next weekend, April 28-30, featuring an additional 316 teams. The estimated economic impact of both events is estimated to be $5.8 million for the central Indiana region.

The Crossroads of America Showcase offers divisions for U15-U18. Each team will play one game per day over the three-day tournament in order to allow players to maximize their talents in front of the college coaches. Approximately 15,000 spectators are expected each weekend.

“We’re excited to kick off our high season in such a big way with the Crossroads Showcase Tournaments,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “This marks the beginning of another full and action-packed calendar of events for spring and summer.”

Also taking place this weekend are the following college soccer games:

Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. – Indiana University vs. University of Cincinnati

Saturday, April 22 at 5 p.m. – IUPUI vs. University of Indianapolis

Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. – University of Kentucky vs. Notre Dame

The college games will take place on Championship Field (F1) and are open to the public. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased online at www.GP2017Crossroads.Eventbrite.com or at the door.

Also taking place this weekend, April 21-23, are the Indiana Bulls Baseball Spring Shootout featuring 150 teams and the Indy Juniors JVA Classic Volleyball Tournament featuring 300 teams inside the Grand Park Events Center.

Grand Park Sports Campus has a full calendar of sport activities scheduled for 2017. Click here for the full calendar of events.

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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.

Visit GrandPark.org for more information, follow us on Twitter (@GrandParkSports) and Facebook (Facebook.com/Grand-Park-The-Sports-Campus-at-Westfield).

 

 

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