35th annual Gulf Coast Invitational takes over Foley

After hosting two large successful events last weekend, the Foley Sports Tourism (FST) team is gearing up for another big weekend. 2 plus days and 150 teams is what is expected when the 35th Annual Gulf Coast Invitational starts Friday in Foley.

The tournament will be played at two sites, the Foley Sports Tourism Complex and Foley Sports Complex – soccer fields, which will host the boys’ and girls’ teams, ages 9-19. With the number of teams expected in the Gulf Coast region this weekend, FST expects the community to see a good economic impact from the event.

“We are excited to serve as the host for the 35th Gulf Coast Invitational and welcome these teams to Foley,” said FST Deputy Director Don Dukemineer. “We hope to continue to build upon the success of this event, and our beautiful complexes will offer that unforgettable experience to the anticipated 150 teams expected to compete.”

Games will start Friday evening (April 13) and continue through Sunday (April 15). You can visit the Gulf Coast Invitational tournament website to check out the schedule. There will be a $5 parking charge at the Foley Sports Tourism Complex.

“We want these visitors to experience Foley at its finest,” said Dukemineer. “We realize these families are going to make an impact in our community by visiting our attractions, eating at our restaurants and exploring all that our community has to offer. We love to hear the comments as they are leaving that they can’t wait until they return.”

For information on this tournament or future events hosted by Foley Sports Tourism (FST), visit our website to discover more upcoming event. You can also contact Deputy Director Don Dukemineer by email at ddukemineer@cityoffoley.org, or by phone at (251) 923-2119.

*Foley Sports Tourism Complex is located at 920 East Pride Boulevard, Foley, AL 36535
**Foley Sports Complex – soccer fields are located at 18507 US Highway 98, Foley, AL 36535