Las Vegas Soccer Tourney Draws 6,000 Teen Players

A holiday weekend soccer tournament attracted more than 6,000 teenage players from 26 states and seven foreign countries and resulted in a $6 million economic boost for the Las Vegas area.

KTNV-TV reports The Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Soccer Showcase featuring 332 teams was a real winner for southern Nevada's economy.

The event that ran from Friday through Monday was touted as the largest youth soccer tournament in the country.

Organizers hope the event will eventually help make Las Vegas the soccer capital of the world.

Organizers say by just adding 100 more teams, Las Vegas could welcome as many as 4,000 more visitors at a future tournament.

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