US Youth Soccer has announced it has selected the City of Decatur to host the US Youth Soccer Region III President’s Cup in 2013 and 2014. The Region III President’s Cup is for boys and girls, U13-U17, and typically attracts 120 teams from across the southeastern United States who will be competing for a spot at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup.
Set for June 6-9, 2013, the event will be hosted by the Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Decatur Parks and Recreation. In 2013, this will be Region III President’s Cup third appearance in the state of Alabama. In 2006 and 2011, the city of Decatur co-hosted the prestigious event with the city of Huntsville attracting over 2,500 soccer players and families and filling hotel rooms in Athens, Madison, and Huntsville during both visits. Anticipated economic impact for the 2013 event should reach $2.5 million.
The 2014 President’s Cup is set for June 12-15. All games will be played at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex and Spirit of America Fields at Point Mallard Park.
Region III consists of teams from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Texas and South Texas. The Region III qualifier determines the teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups that will advance to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup to be held in July, 2013 and 2014. For more information on the Presidents Cup, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/presidentscup/index.asp.
For more information on the Jack Allen Recreation Complex and Spirit of America Fields, visit www.decatursports.com.