U.S. Soccer Federation Plans Atlanta, Georgia, Headquarters-Training Center
Subject to execution of relevant agreements, the new facility will be used by all 27 U.S. Soccer’s National Teams.
“This National Training Center will accelerate the growth of soccer in this country and will represent a commitment to developing elite soccer players for decades to come,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “Investing in youth and adult programs as well as our Extended National Teams reflects our commitment to ensuring that players of all ages and backgrounds can find a home and thrive in this sport. These investments are a signal to our players, coaches, referees, members and fans that the future of U.S. Soccer is bright.”?
The U.S. Soccer Federation is the exclusive governing body of soccer in the U.S. The organization oversees the training and competition of the women’s and men’s national teams, the development of youth players, referee training, and growth of soccer’s popularity in the U.S.
“It is an honor to celebrate U.S. Soccer’s decision to call Georgia home. Soccer is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. With the excitement and popularity of Atlanta United, competitive men’s and women’s amateur soccer leagues, outreach programs extending soccer to underprivileged neighborhoods, and youth leagues across the state, Georgia is the perfect match,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our corporate and public partners in metro Atlanta have been dedicated to making the city somewhere people and business want to be, and they’ve done a fantastic job. We’re excited to welcome U.S. Soccer to Georgia!”
Senior Project Manager John Soper represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with Georgia Power, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the University System of Georgia.
“This training center and headquarters will create a new center of gravity for American soccer, right here in metro Atlanta," added Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “There is no place better suited to boost U.S. Soccer’s nationwide effort to increase sports access for all communities, and we are incredibly proud to be the new home for world-class facilities hosting top-tier athletes.”
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