“We look forward to many years of partnering with San Antonio Sports and the city of San Antonio, as well as welcoming many visitors to the state of Texas,” said Robert Azar, executive director of the World Collegiate Soccer Championship, in a statement.
Visit San Antonio and the San Antonio Tourism Council were also involved in the effort to bring the championship event to the Alamo City. The 2018 matches will be part of the city’s official Tricentennial celebration.
The tournament is projected to produce more than $13 million in annual economic impact for the Greater San Antonio area, according to a study done by Steven R. Nivin Economic Research & Consulting.Beyond the financial gains, president and CEO of San Antonio Sports Russ Bookbinder said “the WCSC will give the city another notch on its soccer resume, which will be crucial when the time comes for bigger Bids”, which may include future Bids for a possible MLS team and being part of the multi-country 2026 World Cup bid. By: David Vega, Owner of Tridence & WCSC Social Media Director