Birmingham is the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend

Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash. 

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The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.

Sponsored by Medical Properties Trust, this year’s tournament will benefit Restoration Academy’s Soccer Program and The Woodlawn Initiative.  

 

This year’s Birmingham Bash is on track to be one of the largest single weekend events for soccer in Alabama history. According to BUSA, the estimated economic impact to the Birmingham region is $6.1 million dollars. 

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Checkout tournament details and locations at Birminghamunited.com. And give a hearty Birmingham welcome to the thousands of kids wearing shinguards, soccer moms, dads and coaches.

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.