Council and VisitBlackpool are delighted to announce a new three-year
partnership to host its own European Youth Football Championships.
agreement with Euro-Sportring will see the resort host the Blackpool Cup over
Easter and May Day Bank Holiday weekends in 2022.
expected that over the coming years the annual tournaments will attract up to 1,000
boys’ and girls’ youth teams from across the UK and Europe.
family and friends the events could bring in around 20,000 visitors, giving the
local economy a major boost and further showcasing Blackpool’s credentials as a
family-friendly resort, capable of hosting a major International sporting event.
with over 60 years’ experience, is a non-profit organisation and Europe’s
largest international youth football tournament organiser.
The Blackpool Cup will be played at the brand new state-of-the-art sports complex at the Airport Enterprise Zone, where work on the new grass pitches and changing facilities is underway.
McIntyre, Euro-Sportring UK Tournaments Director, said: “The plans for the new
facilities are very exciting and we just couldn’t miss out on the opportunity
to host our tournaments there. It really
is a perfect partnership in every sense, we are able to bring a first class
International event to the town and Blackpool is able to offer our groups a
fantastic experience of football and family seaside fun.”
Campbell, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Culture for Blackpool Council, said:
“We are delighted to be going into partnership with one of Europe’s top youth
sporting events. The event has the potential to bring thousands of visitors to
the resort and our new facilities at the Airport Enterprise Zone will provide a
fitting stage for a tournament of this size and profile.”
also be the opportunity for teams in the local area to benefit and get involved
in Blackpool’s very own European Youth Football Championships, as there are a
certain number of spaces in each age group held for local participants.