Montgomery welcomes the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Tournament | Events
Montgomery, Ala. – The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) is honored to welcome the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to Montgomery. The group will hold their National Men’s Soccer Tournament and Championship game at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex November 26th – December 1st, 2012.
Colleges and universities from Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nebraska, Mississippi, Missouri and North Dakota will compete is this prestigious event. Throughout the course of the week, 500 tournament officials, committee members and players will fill Montgomery hotels. Additionally, 3-4,000 friends and family members will travel to Montgomery and stay in our hotels to support their athletes.
“I think I speak for the CVB, the Chamber and the City as a whole to say how excited and honored we are that the NAIA chose Montgomery to hold their 2012 National Men’s Soccer Tournament,” said Dawn Hathcock, Vice President of the Chamber’s Convention & Visitor Bureau. “The estimated economic impact of this event is $5.5 million. By hosting this tournament, we will truly show that our city is capable of hosting more events of this magnitude and stature.”
The National Men’s Soccer Tournament is open to the public and we invite you to support our guest athletes. The championship game will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3:00 p.m. There will be no play on Thursday, November 29th. A small admission will be charged for all games.
NAIA is composed of 300 colleges and universities and 60,000 student athletes. The group boasts 13 sports and 23 national championship events in addition to $450 million in athletic scholarship opportunities.
Montgomery, “A Cool Capital City on the Move” Centrally located along the Alabama River in the heart of the Southeast, Montgomery is steeped in the history of world-changing events and is in the midst of another change – a complete reemergence. From a revitalized downtown to an array of new museums, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the riverfront capital city is quickly becoming one of the newest must-see travel destinations in the South. Learn more about all that Montgomery has to offer at www.visitingmontgomery.com.
Information Source: Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce