Two soccer tournaments at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield over the next two weekends are expected to generate an economic impact of more than $1.7 million. The Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classic events involve a total of more than 160 teams.

March 11, 2015

News Release

Westfield, Ind. — Grand Park is hosting two Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classic events over the next two weekends. The boys' tournament will take place on March 13-15 featuring 83 teams. The girls' tournament is March 20-22 featuring 86 teams. These tournaments are estimated to have an economic impact of $1,742,741.

The 2015 Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classic events 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 hosting these Indiana Fire Juniors tournaments at Grand Park again this year,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “It's a winning combination when we have the opportunity to host a large number of local teams and visitors.”

This upcoming season, Grand Park Sports Campus has a full calendar of field sports activities. 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 field sports events are anticipated to provide more than $45 million in economic impact to the region in 2015.

The full calendar can be viewed at http://www.grandpark.org/page/show/1112662-full-gp-calendar.

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: Grant Park Sports Campus

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