Viera, Florida- January 9, 2018: USSSA is thrilled to host its inaugural event at the USSSA Space Coast Complex this weekend, January 13th-15th. After nearly a full year of construction at the previous home of the Washington Nationals Spring Training facility in Viera, Florida, USSSA transformed the facility into a state-of-the-art, all-Astroturf, 15-field multi-purpose complex.
This weekend’s inaugural tournament for USSSA Space Coast Complex is the USA Elite Select fastpitch Top Gun Challenger. The tournament attracts some of the top teams and athletes from across the country in the 14u, 16u, and 18u age brackets and is expected to be a highly competitive weekend. Approximately 50 teams will battle for a Top Gun Challenger Championship and a berth to the 2018 USA Elite Select World Fastpitch Championship this summer. Teams are traveling to Brevard Country from places like Southern California, New York/New Jersey, Kansas, Texas and Georgia. Several athletes competing this weekend are already committed to top college programs in the SEC, ACC, Big Ten and Big 12.
Hosting a tournament at the USSSA Space Coast Complex signifies the growth that USSSA has made throughout the past 50 years. Kevin Reynolds, USSSA Space Coast Complex General Manager said, “It’s a great weekend for all employees and partners of USSSA as we open our new home for 20 years”. USSSA is looking forward to all the opportunities that come along with having a consistent home base to host its multiple national tournaments, USSSA Pride games and more.
The city of Viera is excited to see the long construction process come to a close and to watch as USSSA brings consumers, community expansion, and more youth sports participation to the area.
Viera and Melbourne have a strong sense of community. The town is family oriented, featuring some of Florida’s beautiful beaches, a local zoo, Kennedy Space Center, and various restaurants and shopping for families.
There will be several tournaments between baseball, fastpitch, and slowpitch hosted this year at USSSA Space Coast Complex. The USSSA Pride will play for their second season in Viera beginning in June 2018 and lasting through August. For all schedule and event information, you can visit the complex website at usssaspacecoastcomplex.com
With a full calendar and exciting years to come, USSSA is honored to welcome this new and exciting chapter for the company, the city and sports.
About USSSA: USSSA is headquartered in Viera, Florida. USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more!