Columbus Day Weekend! October 9-11, 2010
Update: Due to popular demand the Arizona tournament will now have three brackets – Over 40, Over 48 and the just added Over 60 division!
On October 8, 2010 Soccer in the Sun will introduce a new 3-day 11 versus 11 tournament: The Columbus Cup. This tournament will take place at the Francisco Grande Hotel and Resort in beautiful Casa Grande, Arizona. This is the first tournament we have offered an over 60 division.
The tournament is a 3-day event with an 11 versus 11 tournament format. This tournament will take place at the Francisco Grande Hotel and Resort in beautiful Casa Grande, Arizona. This year alone, six MLS teams including the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders used the facility for spring training. The amazing grounds at the resort contain brand new, full size grass soccer fields; not to mention a great swimming pool, a world class 18-hole golf course and an awesome hotel.
We will have three divisions in the tournament: Over 40, Over 48 and over 60, with twenty teams in each division. The age requirements are the same as the King Cup in Las Vegas. Each team will play four 60 minute games (two on Saturday and two on Sunday) and the finals will be Monday morning. The perfectly maintained grass fields have nice, even playing surfaces and lots of cushion. The Columbus Cup will include loads of fun soccer activities, camaraderie, live entertainment and optional dinner parties on Saturday and Sunday night. We will even charter a bus to the Gila River casinos if people are interested.
Registration is only $450. In addition to the championship matches, Monday we will have a shotgun start golf tournament. Rounds of golf for the tournament and throughout the weekend are only $35 dollars per person. The Francisco Grande resort lies in the middle of a beautiful desert landscape. We have great hotel packages at the closest and best hotels from only $89 per room per night, including breakfast! These discounted rates are only available through our website. Meal packages can be purchased to include lunch and our exciting dinner party events on Saturday and Sunday. As fall starts to hit and the weather starts to turn, head down south to Casa Grande, Arizona for our brand new Columbus Cup – with your friends at Soccer in the Sun!