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ECNL Soccer Events Generate Over $5.2M in Economic Impact to Seminole County

Seminole County, FL (January 5, 2024) — Seminole County will once again host the annual Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Girls and Boys soccer events at Sylvan Lake Park, the Seminole Soccer Complex, and the Boombah Sports Complex on January 6–8 and February 2–4, 2024. These events bring over 23,000 players, coaches, and visitors to the area, occupying over 3,800 hotel rooms and generating a direct economic impact of more than $5.2 million to Seminole County.

More than 335 teams from around the country will be traveling to Seminole County to play in these elite-level tournaments. Players will compete on 17 fields across both complexes, used by ECNL since 2010 for their quality fields, convenient amenities, and proximity to hotels, restaurants, and local businesses.

"Large sports tourism events bring a tremendous value to the businesses and residents of Seminole County," explains Jay Zembower, Seminole County Chairman and Tourism Development Council Commissioner. "Our well-maintained parks offer a first-class experience for tournaments and events, which in turn draw back repeat visitors like ECNL. We look forward to welcoming them back this year, both on the field and off, at our hotels, restaurants, stores, and attractions."

The events are organized collaboratively by Seminole County, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, the Seminole Soccer Complex, and local hospitality partners.

Residents in the area are reminded to allow additional time for driving near the parks on Markham Road and Lake Markham Road during the event weekends. 

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