Daytona International Speedway has signed an agreement with Torneos to bring a soccer festival to the famed racetrack over the July 4 weekend in 2021. The Daytona Soccer Fest will be a two-day event and will mark the first time a professional soccer field will be held at a NASCAR track.
Professional teams from North and South America are expected to compete in the event, which will also feature concerts, ridealongs, carnival rides, water slides, a fishing tournament held at Lake Lloyd and an esports competition. The event will mark the first time a NASCAR racetrack has hosted a professional soccer match.
“The inaugural Daytona Soccer Fest will be a groundbreaking event,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “We’re always looking to add new events to our already busy calendar and to be able to host a professional international soccer match in the tri-oval along with other family fun-filled activities on the July 4th Weekend is an incredible opportunity to showcase our state-of-the-art facility.”
Torneos is a Latin American sports and entertainment company and the local production will be managed by Onside Entertainment. “We are truly honored by this partnership with Daytona and we are very pleased to bring our 37 years’ experience and leadership in sports and entertainment to this festival,” said Torneos CEO Ignacio Galarza. “It will certainly be a unique experience. We will present world-class soccer to the growing American fans in this amazing setting.”