Public Welcome To Attend Games – Free Spectator Admission
The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is back for the 10th year as the largest international youth soccer tournament in the country during Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 18-20. The annual showcase expects 578 youth soccer teams, ages to 11-19, from 11 foreign countries and 27 U.S. states to compete on 60 Las Vegas valley fields at 10 different parks. The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, and is expected to bring about $23 million into the local economy, according to Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club President Roger Tabor. The showcase is expecting about 400 college soccer coaches and recruiters from across the country to scout the young athletes. Spectator admission and parking are free at all games. Parking is limited; carpooling and public transportation is recommended. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating.
“We have our largest registration ever for this spring’s Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Showcase tournament,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “It’s our tenth annual tournament over Presidents’ Day weekend. Every year more young players come from all over the world to play soccer on our world-class fields. They enjoy playing the game they love and our fabulous weather, meet with college coaches and recruiters, make new friends, boost our economy and bring great soccer competition to our children. It’s a great time for everyone, and I’m so proud Las Vegas hosts such a topnotch event!”
Matches will be played from 8 a.m. on artificial turf fields, and 10 a.m. on grass fields, to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Matches will be played 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Teams are guaranteed four games. Championship games will be played on Monday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave., starting at 11:30 a.m. Medals and trophies will be presented to winning teams following each championship game, expected to be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Event partners include Chapman Auto Group, Generation Adidas International, Rotary International Clubs of Las Vegas, Buca di Beppo, Raising Cane’s, Southern Nevada Consular Corporation, Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club and the city of Las Vegas.
For information on accepted teams, player profiles, college coaches expected to attend, tournament schedules and program, participating hotels and more, go online to www.LVMayorsCup.com or call 702-258-0279. Updated information and results will be posted there as they are finalized.