Overland Park To Host Soccer Championship | KCUR

Overland Park To Host Soccer Championship

Jun 16, 2009

Overland Park, KS – The nation's best youth soccer players will face off in Kansas City's largest suburb.

Overland Park will play host to the 2010 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship. Games will be held at Overland Park's new $36 million soccer complex that opens to the public this summer.

U.S. Youth Soccer Spokesperson Todd Roby says the complex's new fields placed it at the front the applicant pack.

"The time and consideration that they've put into the building and creation of the park itself - it just looked like it was going to be a win-win for everybody," Roby says.

The championship will bring more than twelve hundred players and their families to Overland Park, putting what Roby estimates to be an extra three million dollars into the local economy.