PARKTON, MD (June 22, 2020): Following a competitive review process with more than 30 facilities from across the United States, the Kino Sports Complex and Visit Tucson has been chosen to host an Elite One Cup city qualifier on Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2020.
The Elite One Cup is youth soccer’s one true national championship as all teams, equally, are welcome and encouraged to apply regardless of registration provider, membership status, or carding entity. The Elite One Cup Tucson, AZ city qualifier will feature 112 top teams competing over a three-day weekend for the opportunity to advance to the national championship being held in July 2021.
“Pima County and the Kino Sports Complex are most excited to have the opportunity to be the host facility for the Elite One tournament and its unique approach for teams and players to get involved,” said Reenie Ochoa, Director, Kino Sports Complex.
The Elite One Cup tournament is designed to maximize the number of competitive games for participating teams while minimizing travel and nights away from home, resulting in reduced costs for families while enhancing development opportunities for players. Furthermore, all accepted teams receive an Elite One Cup roster, patches to be placed on each player’s uniform, and are provided with insurance coverage during all Elite One Cup events at no additional cost.
“Today signifies an important moment in the evolution of youth soccer in America,” said Dr. Greg Smith, the Elite One Cup Founder. “The Elite One Cup provides an exciting opportunity for teams to compete for youth soccer’s one true national championship, equally, regardless of their affiliations or memberships.”
This three-day event is estimated to produce more than $7 million in economic impact for the local area.