Sports DeKalb County has underlined the importance of attracting major sporting events to the region and its support for soccer in the local community by partnering with NASL Soccer Bowl 2013.
The championship game of the North American Soccer League will see DeKalb County’s own Atlanta Silverbacks take on the New York Cosmos at Atlanta Silverbacks Park at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 9.
The game will be showcased live on ESPN3 in English and ESPN Deportes in Spanish as viewers across the United States will be able to watch all the action live from DeKalb County.
“We are pleased to be partnering with the North American Soccer League on this year’s event,” said Dan Bell, Sports Marketing Manager, DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We anticipate a sold out crowd of soccer fans from all regions to participate in the activities and I look forward to hosting all of the NASL owners at our VIP Tent on Game day.”
Atlanta’s DeKalb Countyis located six miles east of downtown and is the home of Georgia’s #1 tourism attraction, Stone Mountain Park. The Park attracts an estimate of four million visitors every year with over 3,200 acres of natural beauty and features the world’s largest relief sculpture carved on the side of the mountain. The population of the county is approximately 700,000.
The partnership with NASL Soccer Bowl will include match field board advertising, commercial announcements during the game, a VIP presence at the game, and an opportunity to engage with Atlanta’s soccer community.
DeKalb County’s county seat is the City of Decatur and it is the third-most-populated county in Metro Atlanta. It contains roughly 10 percent of the city of Atlanta. DeKalb is home to world-class museums such as Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University.
DeKalb County is international, eclectic and diverse, boasting a selection of exciting attractions, world-class museums, art centers, music venues, universities, original neighborhoods, restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops. DeKalb is only ten miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is easily accessible by I-85, I-75, I-675, I-285, and MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid transit system.
With top meeting venues, contemporary hotels, trendy restaurants and resort amenities, Atlanta’s DeKalb County exudes the sophistication and excitement of our big city neighbor. It is home to DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), Georgia’s second largest airport and Emory University. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AT&T are also located there.
Atlanta’s DeKalb County is home to state-of-the-art athletic facilities. Whatever your sporting needs, you’ll find accommodations with all of the amenities to make your event a success. Since the 1996 Olympics, DeKalb County has been host to regional and national sporting events including NCAA competitions.
And, of course, DeKalb is home to Atlanta’s professional soccer team, the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League.
Tickets for NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 are available by calling 404-969-4900 or booking online at www.atlantasilverbacksfc.com. The NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 official website is now live at www.NASLSoccerBowl.com
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