Public Welcome To Attend Games – Free Spectator Admission
The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament is back for the 22nd year as one of the largest and best-known international youth soccer tournaments.
The annual event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, and is expected to bring about $33 million into the local economy, according to Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club President Roger Tabor.
This year’s tournament expects 434 teams ages 8-15 from Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Republic of Honduras, Mexico, Poland and 16 U.S. states, including 322 boys teams and 112 girls teams.
Admission to games is free all weekend. Spectators should bring their own seating, as thousands are expected to attend and participate; carpooling is encouraged as parking lots will fill up quickly.
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Teams will compete between 6 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.
Gold and silver levels are offered for boys and girls, with each team guaranteed three games. Friday games will include primarily local teams playing at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex.
The platinum-ranked tournament will be based at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex with games held at fields in the following locations:
- Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave. (tournament headquarters)
- All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive
- Buckskin Basin Park, 7350 Buckskin Ave.
- Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave.
- James Regional Sports Park, 8400 W. Robindale Road
“The Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament brings millions of dollars into our local economy,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “Youth from as far away as Poland and all across America get to travel to Las Vegas, enjoy host families and play a sport they love. I invite everyone to see these fabulous youth athletes compete and make them all feel welcome!”
Members of first- and second-place teams will receive individual medals in each age division, and the Mayor’s Cup trophy will be awarded to all first-place teams. Championship games will begin at approximately noon Sunday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, Buckskin Basin and All-American parks.
Awards ceremonies will begin at approximately 1 p.m. at the stage at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex and continue until about 4:30 p.m. For more information, including schedules, maps, teams, and rules, go online to lvmayorscup.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The website will be updated daily with scores and standings; follow the tournament on Twitter @LVMayorsCup.
Friendly matches with international and local teams will be held Wednesday Oct. 26, and Thursday Oct. 27. Contact Tournament Director Bob Briare at 702.283.3724 for the most current information on friendly games and any other questions.