Hundreds of Soccer Enthusiasts from Across Alabama Headed to Decatur Next Month for State Cup Final Four Tournaments
Decatur, Ala. (April 22, 2021) – The city of Decatur will welcome hundreds of youth soccer players and their families from across the state of Alabama next month as they compete in the Alabama Soccer Association (ASA) Division I and II State Cup Final Four tournaments.
The Division I tournament is a top level qualifying event for 13U and 14U (boys and girls) age groups. Winners advance to regional tournaments where an invitation to the US Youth Soccer National Championships – the crown jewel of competitive youth soccer – is on the line.
The ASA Division II State Cup Tournament is intended to provide teams a high level of competition for teams in 12U and 13U (boys and girls) age groups. The tournament decides which teams are Division II state champions and will represent Alabama in the USYSA Region III President’s Cup.
Both tournaments are set for May 7-9, 2021, at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex. There is no admission or parking charges for the event.
ASA is the governing body for all soccer clubs in Alabama who qualify to participate in these events under US Youth Soccer. For more information on the State Cup tournament, visit the ASA’s website at www.alsoccer.org.
The Jack Allen Recreation Complex contains 10 international size lighted fields with laser-graded certified sports turf and a computerized irrigation system. With the additional fields located in Point Mallard Park, Decatur has quickly become known nationally as a top rated soccer tournament location. For more information on the Jack Allen Recreation Complex, visit www.decatursports.com or www.decaturmorgansports.com.
About Decatur Morgan County Tourism
Decatur Morgan County Tourism is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. Travel-related expenditures for Morgan County in 2019 exceeded $278 million and state lodging taxes collected reached nearly $1.4 million, an increase of 10.3 % from 2018. The tourism and travel industry within Decatur and Morgan County provided 2,993 direct and indirect jobs for local residents and total travel-related earnings exceeded $74 million. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur and Morgan County, call 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit www.decaturcvb.org.