News Release: Visit Tallahassee
Leon County Tourism Development grant recipient, Tallahassee United Futbol Club (TUFC), is hosting the 5th annual Florida State Soccer Invitational Saturday, April 12, through Sunday, April 13, at the Florida State University (FSU) Rec SportsPlex, 3950 Tyson Road.
The tournament has been held at the FSU Rec SportsPlex since its inception in 2009, and over the past five years the tournament has more than doubled in size. With a 104-acre facility, which encompasses 21 sports fields and additional activity space, it is large enough to easily accommodate the entire tournament in one location.
"Sporting events of all types create significant economic impact to our community and the continued growth and success of the soccer invitational is just one example of the tremendous benefit that partnerships, such as our grants program, offers,” said Lee Daniel, Director of Leon County Tourism Development (also known as Visit Tallahassee). “It is especially rewarding to see events double in size in such a short amount of time."
This year’s tournament brings 135 teams to town (Boys and Girls Ages Under 9 through Under 18), with more than 2,000 athletes from Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
“We are excited about the growth of the tournament and the economic support this event generates for Leon County,” said Robert Hosay, President of TUFC. “We also want to thank the community for their continued support, which will help us have another successful event this year.”
College coaches will be attending the tournament to scout college prospects.
For more information, please visit: http://Soccer.Sincsports.com/TTIntro6.aspx?tid=FSI . This event is free and open to the public.
The Leon County Division of Tourism Development, in its ongoing efforts to increase the number of visitors to the area, provides special events and sporting events grants throughout the year, which is available through our grants program. For more information on available grant funding, contact Brian Hickey at (850) 606-2313 or Brian.Hickey@VisitTallahassee.com .
For additional information regarding future Visit Tallahassee events, contact Lauren Pace, Marketing Communications Director, Leon County Division of Tourism Development, at (850) 606-2322 w / (850) 443-9945 m / Lauren.Pace@VisitTallahassee.com or Jon D. Brown, Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 w / (850) 694-1405 m / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .
About Visit Tallahassee
Visit Tallahassee is the official tourism marketing organization for Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida, operating as a department of Leon County Government. Visit Tallahassee promotes tourism to the area through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports, film, product development and visitor services. For more information, visit www.VisitTallahassee.com.