Rock Hill to host US Youth Soccer National Championship | News
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV)- Rock Hill will host the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series July 24-29 at Manchester Meadows, 337 E. Mt. Gallant Road.
Boys and girls players, ages 14 to 19, representing 60 teams from all over the country will vie for the national championship title.
Officials from US Youth Soccer Association, players, coaches, referees, families and friends should begin arriving the weekend of July 21.
Police caution local residents that there will be a significant increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area along Dave Lyle Blvd, near Manchester Meadows and I-77. Please use care when traveling in that area. No road or lane closures are planned.
Due to increased activity at Manchester Meadows, Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) advises those wanting to access the walking trail or playground to consider an alternate location during the tournament week.
Options include Cherry Park, Piedmont Medical Center Trail at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center in Riverwalk and neighborhood recreation centers. For a full list of City PRT facilities, visit www.rockhillrocks.com.
For those interested in attending tournament play, admission is free and open to the public. Folding chairs are allowed at the facility in designated areas. Bleacher seating is limited. Per US Youth Soccer, pop up tents are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Spectator and participant parking is available at:
· First Baptist Church, 481 Hood Center Rd Rock Hill, SC 29730
· Former Cactus Creek restaurant, 965 Cinema Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Shuttle buses with continuous routes to Manchester Meadows will be available from both sites. Walking paths are also nearby and well-marked. Parking at Regal Manchester Cinemas is reserved for cinema customers. Please NO event parking.
Games will be played at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm July 25-27. Championship games will be held on July 28 in the evening, starting at 6pm, and on July 29, in the morning, beginning at 7:30 am. On Saturday, July 28, the Under-19 Boys US Youth Soccer National Championship, James P. McGuire Cup, final will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer from Manchester Meadows beginning with a pre-game show at 7:30 pm and kickoff at 8 pm.
Link to Official Event Information: http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/nationals/local_info/