Virginia wins bid to host 2017-18 Region I Championships
SoccerWire.com has confirmed with multiple sources that Fredericksburg, Va. will be the site of the 2017 and 2018 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships following a successful bid by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.
The news originally broke over social media on Jan. 16 following a Region I meeting at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.
Congratulations to @vayouthsoccer upon winning the bid to host the 2017 and 2018 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships in Fredericksburg.
— WV Soccer Assoc. (@wvsoccer) January 16, 2015
VYSA will host the event at the new Virginia Soccer Training Center along with two other field locations in Fredericksburg. VYSA held a grand opening for the Training Center in November 2014 for the U-15 to U-18 Virginia State Cup Finals. Upon completion of the ongoing construction, the facility will include nine full-size turf and Bermuda grass fields including a stadium field, two small-sided fields, two centrally located warm up areas and an administration building. The complex shares a parking lot with local club Fredericksburg FC (formerly FASA), which led the way in acquiring the land from local developers. FASA Park, recently re-named Fredericksburg FC Park following the club’s re-branding in 2014, opened its fields for use in 2013.
The 2015 and 2016 Region I Championships will be held in Barboursville, WV at the Barboursville Soccer Complex. See below for play dates for the 2015 event. Dates for Region I events in 2016 and beyond are TBD.
2015 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Barboursville, WV
Barboursville Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 25
Round Robin: June 26-28
Semis: June 29
Finals: June 30