Baton Rouge Awarded 2010 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships

The United States Youth Soccer Association has awarded the 2010 Region III Soccer Championships to Baton Rouge. The announcement was made at the Federations’ National Convention in Pittsburgh.

The Baton Rouge Soccer Association, the Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sports Foundation, and City-Parish teamed up to land the event.

BREC is currently in the process of completing an expansion and upgrade to the Burbank Soccer Complex that will increase the number of fields at the facility from 12 to 22. The tournament will bring in 184 teams from the 11 states represented in Region III.

Terry Jones, president of the Baton Rouge Soccer Association, states that the soccer community in Baton Rouge is ready to stage an exceptional soccer tournament. “Our partnership with BREC means the participating teams will be playing on outstanding soccer fields. Just as important, we will provide the necessary volunteer support that will ensure that participants have an unforgettable experience when they visit Baton Rouge,” Jones said.

This event will result in an estimated economic impact of $14-16 million to the Baton Rouge Community.