LEESBURG, Va. — A new major soccer tournament will debut in Loudoun County next year according to Loudoun’s sport tourism brand, Visit Loudoun. The five-year agreement with Premier Soccer Services to host the East Coast Premier Cup annually in August is expected to draw thousands of participants and spectators.
The inaugural tournament is scheduled for August 27-29, 2021 at 15 fields at Evergreen Sportsplex, Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park and the Brambleton Community Park East. The 2022-2025 tournaments will be held at Evergreen Sportsplex and Bolen Park, and at the Hal and Bernie Hanson Regional Park with the addition of 10 fields. The park is expected to open in Spring 2022.
“This is outstanding news and couldn’t have come at a better time as we look to restart Loudoun’s vital tourism economy,” said Visit Loudoun President and CEO Beth Erickson. “Last year we launched the Loudoun Sports Tourism brand to show our commitment to the sports industry, and securing this tournament shows our enhanced efforts in this market are already paying off.”
The East Coast Premier Cup will be comprised of boys and girls soccer teams, ages under 11 to under 19, from the Atlantic seaboard. Premier Soccer Services estimates 100 teams (55 out-of-market) for the 2021 tournament and growing to 275 teams (115 out-of-market) by 2025.
“We are very honored to be hosting the East Coast Premier Cup in Loudoun County,” said Torye Hurst, Loudoun Sports Tourism/Visit Loudoun director of sales, sports & services.
Premier Soccer Services President Scott Spencer said: “We’ve always had a number of competitive soccer teams from the East attend our international tournament in Houston and we’re ready to begin East Coast offerings. We’re planning on hosting numerous teams from all over the East Coast to enjoy a great weekend of soccer as well as the area’s attractions.”