Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield has unveiled a schedule of more than 100 events for 2015. The venue says the competitions will result in more than 500,000 unique park visits this year. You can see the full schedule by clicking here.
February 26, 2015
Westfield, Ind. — Grand Park Sports Campus has a full calendar of field sports activities scheduled for 2015. There are over 100 field sports events scheduled at this time, which are projected to bring 4,100 teams with 73,000 players and 130,000 spectators making over 500,000 unique park visits to Grand Park for field sports events.
The first soccer tournaments this season are the two Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classic events. The boys' tournament will take place on March 13-15 featuring 83 teams. The girls' tournament is March 20-22 featuring 86 teams. The 2015 Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classics are sanctioned by US Youth Soccer (Indiana Soccer) and US Club Soccer. More information about the Turf Classics can be found online at: http://www.indianafirejuniors.com/ifjturfclassic.
“We're looking forward to another packed calendar of field sports tournaments this year,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “In addition to many returning tournaments, we're also hosting a number of new events at Grand Park by organizations who have heard about the high quality of our playing fields and the warm hospitality they receive here in Westfield.”
The following is a list of highlights for this upcoming season. The full calendar can be viewed at http://www.grandpark.org/page/show/1112662-full-gp-calendar.
Crossroads of America College Showcase- Men's & Women's
Date: April 17-19, and April 24-26
Total teams: 504
Team ages: U15-U18
Teams are from: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Canada.
Est. participants: 10,260
Est. spectators: 20,120
Est. park visits over the 6 days: 91,140
Indiana Soccer Cup Games – Boys & Girls
Date: May 15-17, and May 29-31
Total teams: 500
Team ages: U09-U19
Teams are all from Indiana
Est. participants: 7,885
Est. spectators: 19,080
Est. park visits over the 6 days: 64,830
US Soccer Development Academy Championships & Showcase – Boys
Date: June 19-26
Total teams: 198
Team ages: U14-U18
Teams are from: Washington, California, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Montreal, and Vancouver B.C.
Est. participants: 5,348
Est. spectators: 3,861
Est. park visits over the 8 days: 36,836
US Club Championships – Boys & Girls
Date: July 9-13, July 17-20
Total teams: 250
Team ages: U11-U18
Teams are from: Across the country, these are National championships for league and cup play.
Est. participants: 5,290
Est. spectators: 7,500
Est. park visits over the 9 days: 51,176
Grand Park Cup – Boys & Girls
Date: September 5-7
Total teams: 240
Team ages: U09-U14
Teams are from: Midwest Region – mostly Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan
Est. participants: 3,460
Est. spectators: 10,080
Est. park visits over the 3 days: 40,620
Indianapolis College Showcase – Men's & Women's
Date: November 6-8, and November 13-15
Total teams: 300
Team ages: U15-U18
Teams are from the Midwest region and include: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
Est. participants: 6,150
Est. spectators: 9,000
Est. park visits over the 6 days: 45,450
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. An indoor field sports facility is expected to open in early 2016 and an indoor basketball/volleyball facility will open in 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 1.5 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.
Visit GrandPark.org for more information.
Source: Grand Park Sports Campus