Westfield Complex Sets First Tournaments

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The Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield is scheduled to host its first soccer tournaments this spring. The Westfield Youth Soccer Association plans two college showcases in March at the 350-acre campus.

December 3, 2013

News Release

Westfield, IN -- The City of Westfield is pleased to announce the first soccer tournament dates to be played at Grand Park Sports Campus in spring 2014. Although originally planned to open in April, demand for tournament dates at Grand Park has resulted in two college showcases to be scheduled in March, hosted by the Westfield Youth Soccer Association (WYSA).

In the Westfield Select Soccer Showcases, the senior teams of the Westfield Select Soccer Club, the competitive travel league of WYSA, will have the opportunity to play in front of college coaches from across the country. The Boys Showcase will be held March 14-16, and the Girls Showcase is scheduled for March 21 – 23. The club expects more than 50 teams to play in front of around 40 college coaches during the event. For registration information, please visit http://www.wysa.org/tournaments/2014-wssc-showcase.html.

"College showcases often result in college scholarships for qualified youth soccer players. By hosting our boys and girls college showcases at our new Grand Park home, we are able to give our players an opportunity to be evaluated in a state-of-the-art facility. Furthermore, events such as these will continue to establish the city of Westfield as the Amateur Sports Capital of the country," said Mark Anderson, WYSA President.

WYSA has been working closely with the Indiana Soccer Association on tournaments and scheduling practices, travel games and recreation games for its roster of more than 2,000 local athletes. Additional tournaments will be announced as bids are awarded and event schedules are finalized.

Indiana Soccer Association is responsible for managing the event calendar for tournaments and games taking place on the soccer/multipurpose fields at Grand Park Sports Campus. Those interested in booking a tournament at Grand Park should contact Don Rawson, Senior Director of Operations and Business Development at (317) 829-0560 x103 or don@soccerindiana.org.

About Westfield Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)

Founded in 1982, Westfield Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is one of the largest full service youth to adult premier soccer organizations in the State of Indiana as well as the region. WYSA provides programs for ages four to 74 with its recreational program for all ages; an academy program for developing seven and eight year old players, a travel program for competitive players ages eight and up and an adult program for those who wish to continue playing after their competitive days are over. Additionally, each summer WYSA hosts soccer camps designed to improve player skills and let the kids have fun. WYSA serves more than 2,000 local athletes annually; 150 of those are adults.

About Indiana Soccer Association

Indiana Soccer is a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Youth Soccer (USYS) and Unites States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). Indiana Soccer’s current membership base includes more than 55,000 youth players, 3,000 adult players, more than 8,000 active coaches, nearly 3,800 referees, and thousands of volunteers through its network of more than 140 local member clubs across Indiana. Indiana Soccer expects to host approximately 4000 teams annually, bringing over 300,000 players and spectators to Grand Park.

About Grand Park Sports Campus

Opening spring 2014, 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, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse as well as two indoor facilities to accommodate year-round play for a variety of sports. It 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 1.5 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.

Grand Park is bound by State Road 32 on the south, 196th Street to the north, Spring Mill Road on the west and United States Highway 31 to the east.

Visit GrandPark.org for more information.

Source: City of Westfield