The Florida Youth Soccer Association is moving to the town of Auburndale in Polk County, where a 250-acre sports park will have eight soccer fields, training facilities and headquarters for the
FYSA. Mark Jackson
, Polk County director of tourism and sports marketing, called the impact of the complex "massive" an economic impact of more
than $50 million a year.
Besides the soccer fields, which will include a stadium with at least 1,500 seats. the facility will have nine baseball fields, including a stadium for
The complex will allow the FYSA to have a home for its state tournament and ODP events.
According to the Lakeland Ledger
, the state association will pay for its $2.5 million headquarters that will
include training facilities and locker rooms and offices overlooking the soccer stadium.