updated: 8/23/2013 1:02:10 PM

Soccer Event Boosts Fort Wayne

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

A major annual soccer event is underway in Fort Wayne. The three-day Shindigz National Soccer Festival at IPFW involves top national college teams and dozens of high school squads. Officials believe last year's event had a $200,000 impact on the area economy. Our partners at WPTA 21Alive highlighted the event earlier this week.

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The Puma Cup, which is in conjunction with the festival, will feature more than 180 youth teams.

Indiana colleges and universities represented are: IU, Indiana Tech, IPFW, Trine University, Valparaiso University, University of Indianapolis and Anderson University.

Out of state institutions are: UNC, Xavier University, Michigan State University, Marquette University, Loyola University in Chicago and Wright State University.

The event was started in 2000.

Source: WPTA 21Alive

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