US Youth Soccer announced that the 2010 Region II (Midwest) Championships, to be played in Beavercreek, is estimated to provide more than $9.6 million in economic impact to the Beavercreek and Dayton area.
The Region II Championships are part of US Youth Soccer's National Championship Series and widely recognized as one of the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournaments. The tournament is slated to be played June 25 - 30 at Beavercreek's John Ankeney Soccer Complex. Over 212 boys and girls select soccer teams will compete to move on to the National Championship.
Local establishments are estimated to benefit from over 3,500 players and their families who will take part in the week-long tournament. Area hotels are expected to see an estimated 12,000 room nights booked by over 16,000 visitors during this period.
Governer Ted Strickland applauded the volunteer efforts of Beavercreek Soccer Association, Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association and Ohio South Youth Soccer Association for their volunteer efforts stating "When the estimated 3,500 visiting soccer players arrive here in June, they will enjoy one of the premier soccer venues and one fot the friendliest host communities in the Midwest."
Commenting on the economic impact the tournament is expected to bring to the Dayton area John Ankeney, organizing committee co-chair and executive director of Beavercreek Soccer Association, stated "We are honored to host the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Beavercreek, Ohio, and have the opportunity to offer players a first-class playing experience in an excellent setting."