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  • August 20, 2011 - August 21, 2011
  • Location: Barry Park & Bradford Park in Huntersville & Bailey Road Park in Cornelius
  • Times: Varied
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Add to Itinerary Kickoff Soccer Tournament Returns for 3rd Year:

North Meck Soccer Club and Visit Lake Norman will welcome back the Kickoff soccer tournament for a third straight year August 20-21, 2011. The Kickoff event is one of two annual signature events that Visit Lake Norman has a title sponsorship agreement with North Meck Soccer. "Each year, we have seen an increase in traveling teams and hotel room nights. Youth soccer events continue to have large traveling parties and affluent demographics," said Travis Dancy, Sports Marketing Manager with Visit Lake Norman.

Last year's Kickoff featured 66 teams (96 teams this year) representing teams from four different states, in addition to teams from across the state of North Carolina. Last year's event generated an estimated $955,152 in visitor spending. Play will be held at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius and Richard Barry Park and Bradford Park in Huntersville. Organizers are hopeful this year tournament will eclipse 70 teams.