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BLAINE, Minn. (December 7, 2017) – If you attended Schwan’s USA CUP in 2017, you know that major segments of the National Sports Center (NSC) campus were impacted by construction. The good news is that teams attending the 2018 tournament can expect most – but not quite all – of the major campus construction projects to be completed for the 2018 tournament.

“We appreciate how patient everyone was last year, and we are excited that the visitor experience should be much more streamlined in 2018,” said Schwan’s USA CUP director Jen Een

Last year’s tournament featured a turnout of 1,168 teams from 17 states and 15 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event generated an estimated $27 million in visitor economic impact.

Among the improvements for 2018 will be additional parking spaces, improved traffic flow into and out of parking lots, and the installation of artificial turf on some of the fields.

Here is a breakdown of some of the changes:

Thirty-eight championship games held on final day of the 33rd Schwan's USA CUP July 22

07/22/2017, 6:15pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn. (July 22, 2017) – Championship games for all divisions of the 33rd Schwan’s USA CUP youth soccer tournament were decided Saturday, July 22 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

This year’s tournament featured a turnout of 1,168 teams from 17 states and 15 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event generated an estimated $33 million in economic impact.

A total of 38 championship games were played. Minnesota teams captured 20 titles.

Schwan's USA CUP soccer tournament wraps up with championship games July 22

07/21/2017, 10:00pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn. (July 21, 2017) – Championship games for all divisions of the 33rd Schwan’s USA CUP youth soccer tournament will be held Saturday, July 22 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

This year’s tournament features a turnout of 1,168 teams from 17 states and 15 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event will generate an estimated $33 million in economic impact.

Most of the age divisions will play semifinals in the morning, with championship games in the afternoon. In six of the age divisions, championship matchups have been set.