Shindigz National Soccer Festival Features 44 Teams

Shindigz National Soccer Festival
Shindigz National Soccer Festival

The 2011 Shindigz National Soccer Festival returns to IPFW’s Hefner soccer fields for another year filled with 16 top-ranked collegiate soccer teams. The 2011 Shindigz National Soccer Festival will not only host a “who’s who” of nationally ranked Universities, but 28 high school teams as well during the August 19, 20 and 21 event. This year’s line-up includes the 2010 National Champion Akron, 2010 National Runner-Up Louisville and Final Four participant, University of Michigan.

Perennial ACC soccer powerhouse Duke will be accompanied by Creighton, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Denver, Michigan State, Ohio State,   Xavier, IPFW, Saint Francis and Indiana Tech.  Girls and boys high school powers from the Fort Wayne area and throughout Indiana, plus the addition of four Michigan schools, will square off on the pitch Friday and Saturday.

In addition to plenty of great soccer, families will enjoy a midway filled with games and activities for the kids. Try out the Speed Kick game or bounce in one of the bounce houses. Have your child’s face painted by Sweetcakes Entertainment or receive a fun balloon art sculpture. For the adults, a beer tent will serve ice-cold adult beverages.  Music will also be heard throughout the weekend soccer event making it a top midwest soccer party.

Advance Tickets can be purchased at any of the ProFed locations or Connolly’s Do It Best hardware stores through out the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, or at Soccer Plus. Tickets will also be available at the gate: $5.00 for students (college I.D. & under) for the entire weekend, $5.00 for adults for a day pass or $10.00 for adults for a weekend pass.

The Shindigz National Soccer Festival has grown to include the spring Kickin’ It At the Diamond as well as this annual multiday Festival in August. Teams attending the festival over the years have won 38 of the 52 NCAA National Championships and of the 48 teams who competed in the 2010 NCAA tournament, nine of them, including six who made the sweet sixteen and three who made the final four, are competing this August.

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