US Youth Soccer has announced that one of its signature events, National Presidents Cup, will be held July 7–12, 2023, at the Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita, Kansas.
The 2023 National Presidents Cup will be the 15th annual edition of the event.
“We are extremely happy to bring National Presidents Cup to Wichita, Kansas,” said USYS Chief Executive Officer Skip Gilbert. “It will prove to be an ideal host city with its central location and excellent amenities, making it a memorable experience for all. US Youth Soccer is eager to work with Kansas Youth Soccer, Visit Wichita, Stryker Sports Complex and the city of Wichita to truly make this an event to remember.”
The event is projected to bring more than 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials, plus players’ friends and family to Wichita, with an estimated local economic impact topping $4 million.
“Wichita is honored to host the 2023 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup,” said Wichita Vice Mayor Becky Tuttle. “As a centrally located facility, our Stryker Sports Complex is optimized for tournaments of all sizes. We are thrilled that USYS is coming to Wichita and welcome other tournament directors to discover what USYS has – that Wichita is the perfect place for teams, fans, and families.”
Visit Wichita submitted a bid earlier this year to host the event in collaboration with the city, Sedgwick County, Kansas Youth Soccer and the state of Kansas. The bid provided information about the city, its facilities and amenities. The organization also coordinated site visits to give USYS a first-hand look at the city.
“Wichita is an amazing sports city, a place where sports thrive, and Midwest hospitality stands ready to welcome visitors from all over the country,” said Visit Wichita President and Chief Executive Officer Susie Santo. “I am proud of the effort put into this bid by our team at Visit Wichita and the collaboration with city, county and state officials that gave us a competitive edge to bring this event to Wichita.”
The Stryker Sports Complex, consisting of 11 all-turf fields, is near numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options.