US Lacrosse Coming to Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 05, 2012, June 05, 2012

On June 8-10, you may be asking why so many lacrosse players are running around southwest Arlington. For the second year in a row US Lacrosse will be hosting a regional tournament in the heart of the DFW Metroplex.

This June, athletes ages 9-15 will be traveling to Harold Patterson Sports Complex to participate in the 2012 US Lacrosse Central Regional Championship. There will be a total of 46 teams and 800+ players. Teams are from California, Colorado and Texas.

The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau secured the tournament for 2011-2012. "We are very excited to be able to host this tournament in Arlington. We hope US Lacrosse is interested in returning to Arlington for additional years. With all the exciting things to do in Arlington, it is a great place to have tournaments,” stated Brad Boatner, ACVB Director of Sales.

Every year Harold Patterson Sports Complex attracts approximately 750,000 to 1 million visitors from around the Metroplex, from the region and from around the nation for sporting activities.

In recent years Arlington has hosted other US national events such as the USA Taekwondo National Qualifier, US Fencing -Wang Memorial Regional Tournament, USA Wrestling -US Open, USA Karate -National Championships & Team Trials and the WADO World Championships, Offense-Defense Football -Bowl Week, Lone Star Conference -Football Festival at Cowboys Stadium and many more.

Additional events that Arlington will host later this year will be the USA Track & Field -Youth Outdoor Championships in June and the National Cheerleading Association -North Texas Classic in November, both being held at the University of Texas Arlington campus.

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