Rutherford County to host Girls’ State Soccer Championships through 2018; Div. 1 Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Championships and Spring Fling through 2021
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Board of Control has approved a two-year contract extension to keep the Girls’ State Soccer Championships in Rutherford County for 2017 and 2018. Additionally, the Board of Control approved a four-year contract extension to keep the Division 1 Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Championships, and Spring Fling in Rutherford County through 2021.
“Over the next five years these TSSAA events alone will bring an estimated $33 million to Rutherford County’s economy,” said Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We are thrilled to continue this partnership with TSSAA,” said Wolke. “Receiving the extensions for Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, and Spring Fling is a testament to the faith that TSSAA has placed in our community. It takes many volunteers to make these events a success, and Rutherford County is truly blessed with great people who give of their time so generously.”
The Girls’ Soccer Championships has been hosted in Murfreesboro since 2013. The event, played at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, brings an estimated impact of $650,000 to the county.
The Division 1 Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Championships, played at Middle Tennessee State University, brings an estimated $3 million to the Rutherford County economy. The girls’ basketball tournaments have been held at MTSU since 1975 and the boys’ tournaments were held in Rutherford County from 1975—1982, and from 1989 through the present.
Spring Fling, the state high school championships in baseball, track and field, softball, tennis and soccer, brings a $3.5 million impact to the county. Rutherford County has hosted Spring Fling since 2006.
Rutherford County has become the premier location for high school sports championships. TSSAA also crowns the following state championships in bowling, volleyball, and cheer/dance throughout the year.