Friday, December 19, 2014 · 9:57 p.m.

Area soccer community welcomes Scenic City Cup

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Four major youth soccer organizations in the Chattanooga area have joined with the Greater Chattanooga Sports and Event committee to present the Scenic City Cup on May 3-5. Redoubt Soccer, Chattanooga Futbol Club, North River Soccer and the East Ridge Futbol Club are organizing the premier event, which is expected to bring many competitive teams to the area.

“I think this has been needed for a long time,” North River president Mark Harrison said. “Knoxville, Nashville and Birmingham have worked together to put together big tournaments, but it hasn’t been done here. This is something that will showcase all of our facilities.”

The Scenic City Cup will be played at North River Soccer, Redoubt Soccer and Camp Jordan Park. Redoubt board member Greg Love said he’s expecting more than 200 teams to enter the event.

Greater Chattanooga Sports and Events committee president Tim Morgan has worked closely with the four organizations in recent months during the event's planning stages, and he’s praised the group's efforts to present the soccer community such a great event..  

“We’re very excited to be the host community for this inaugural soccer tournament,” Morgan said. “This event is such a great opportunity to showcase throughout the Southeast all the great assets that Hamilton County offers. It’s a privilege to work alongside such and incredible and enthusiastic group of people.”

Entrance fees are $425 per team for under-8 through under-12, and $475 per team for under-13 through under-18.

For more information one the Scenic City Cup, visit www.sceniccitycup.com or contact Terry Wright at 423-240-0047 or wright2356@comcast.net

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