Public Welcome to Attend Games – Free Spectator Admission
The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament is back for the 23nd year as one of the largest and best-known international youth soccer tournaments.
Created in 2000 by Mayor Oscar B. Goodman to further youth sports, the annual event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.
The tournament is expected to bring about $31 million into the local economy, according to Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club President Roger Tabor. This year’s tournament expects 477 teams ages 8-15 from Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and 16 U.S. states, including 369 boys teams and 108 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 5:20 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex. Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., teams will compete at all the fields listed below. Gold and silver levels are offered for boys and girls, with each team guaranteed three games. Friday games will include primarily local teams. 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
- Ed Fountain Park, 1400 N. Decatur Blvd.
- Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane
- Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave.
- James Regional Sports Park, 8400 W. Robindale Road
“The Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament brings world-class competition to our local teams and millions of dollars to our local economy,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “I invite everyone to join me in welcoming these young athletes from North and South America and watching them compete in the tournament.”
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 p.m. Sunday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex. 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 on Thursday, Oct. 26. Contact Tournament Director Bob Briare at 702.283.3724 for the most current information on friendly games and any other questions.