We asked Mike Libber, president and owner of Elite Tournaments, to give us his favorite soccer venues for tournaments. As an added bonus, he also included five underrated venues. Agree? Disagree? Let us know (so we can tell Mike what he got wrong).
5 Best Soccer Complexes
1: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida
“This complex has everything you need to host a spectacular event. Perfect fields; lights; seating for spectators, teams and college coaches; concessions; parking and restrooms. You can play year-round and are 10 minutes from the Magic Kingdom. What kid would not want to play here?
2: Overland Park Soccer Complex, Overland Park, Kansas
“This is one of the best all-around soccer facilities I have been to. The twelve turf fields are perfectly placed in groups of four, and there’s plenty of parking for large events, and it’s very easy to get in and out of and to navigate around the complex from field to field. It’s also right smack in the middle of the country with plenty of hotels in the area. You know when you go to an event at Overland Park, you will have a good experience.”
3: Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch, Florida
“It has 22 Bermuda fields, plus room to add more if needed and it’s 15 minutes from one of the best beaches in the U.S. Being able to have that many fields at one location can keep the entire tournament in one place. Eight fields have lights for profile games in the evening. It’s a great location to host an event.”
4: Reach 11 Sports Complex; Phoenix, Arizona
“18 fields right in the desert that bolster some top-notch soccer tournaments during the year. Reach has plenty of parking, concessions, and has a close proximity to the airport. Overall it’s just a top facility.”
5: Bryan Park Soccer Complex, Greensboro, North Carolina
“This complex has 17 immaculate Bermuda grass fields, one of which can host 3,000 spectators with seating. The complex has been in the soccer community for years and has hosted several major championships since its inception.”