PARKTON, MD (June 22, 2020): Following a competitive review process with more than thirty facilities from across the United States, the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex and Visit Salt Lake has been chosen to host an Elite One Cup city qualifier on June 4-6, 2021.
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 Salt Lake City, UT 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.
“The Utah Sports Commission is excited to host the Elite One Cup at the Regional Athletic Complex in 2021,” said Jeff Robins, CEO and President of the Utah Sports Commission. “This event will drive much needed, significant economic impact to Utah as we welcome these superior athletes to our state.”
The Elite One Cup design maximizes the number of competitive games for participating teams while minimizing travel and nights away from home. This results 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 a more than $7 million-dollar economic impact for the local area.