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.
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About the Elite One Cup:
The Elite One Cup is youth soccer’s one true national championship as all teams are welcome and encouraged to apply regardless of registration provider, membership status, or carding entity. The Elite One Cup is the property of Elite One, LLC (Elite One). Elite One is a social change company embracing a unified community that works together for the benefit of all to best grow and improve participation. Elite One is enhancing soccer experiences and opportunities through innovative programs, services, and events. Elite One creates opportunities for one soccer community, united for youth soccer.
About Visit Salt Lake:
Visit Salt Lake is a private, nonprofit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake improves the area’s economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors. The organizations has a strong commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the area’s natural environment. Over 650 businesses and individuals are members of Visit Salt Lake and support us in our mission to promote the area. Active, involved membership is a key to our success and a wide range of activities and services are provided to members in exchange for their support.
About the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex:
A 140-acre field featuring 16 soccer/multi-purpose fields, including a stadium field that features bleachers, a scoreboard, and concessions. Soccer, rugby, lacrosse, and youth football can be played on the fields. The complex is located at 1900 West 2200 North between I-215 and North Redwood Road along the Jordan River.
About the Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission, a not-for-profit 501c6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit utahsportscommission.com.