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  • Southern Arizona’s largest soccer tournament happening at Kino Jan. 18-20

    Jan 16, 2019 | Read More News
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    soccer tournamentKino Sports Complex welcomes the Tucson Association of Realtors for their annual soccer tournament Jan. 18-20. Known as the largest soccer tournament in Southern Arizona, this competition draws hundreds of teams from across the region for three days of competitive game play and fun activities. 

    Now in its 29th year, the Tucson Association of Realtors Shootout attracts over 5,000 soccer players in the under-8 to under-16 groups, their families and fans from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California and Mexico. This year, organizers have about 300 teams registered to participate. 

    Over the three-day weekend, the Shootout will hold hundreds of soccer matches and many fun events for the participating teams, including an opening ceremony with a Parade of Teams, the Soccer Olympics and Spirit Cup. All events and a majority of the tournament play will take place at Kino’s North and South Complex fields, however, some games will also be held at Udall and Golf Links Park. Games and events are free and open to the public. Free parking also included.

    The Opening Ceremonies will take place Friday, Jan. 18 inside the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Gates open at 3 p.m. and activities will get underway by 6 p.m. For this event, Kino Sports Complex will enforce its Clear Bag Policy, which allows for personal items carried inside a 12”x6”x12” clear plastic bag or similar. Stadium staff will check all bags upon entry. For more information about the clear bag policy or to discuss special accommodations, call Kino Sports Complex at (520) 724-5466.

    Although the remainder of the tournament won’t adhere to a clear bag policy, Kino Sports Complex will enforce a select list of approved items for spectators, teams and coaches. See the list of allowed and prohibited items below. For all other tournament information, including game schedules, field maps, game day rules and standings, visit the TAR Soccer Shootout website.  

    Looking Ahead

    In 2020, the Shootout plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary in its entirety at Kino Sports Complex. The facility has started construction on a 167-acre expansion just south of Interstate 10. First phase of improvements at the Kino South Complex will include 12 showcase level, lighted natural grass sand-based long fields, numerous amenities and 20 pickelball courts. When complete, this expansion will make Kino Sports Complex an unrivaled, prime destination for regional and national sporting events.  

    Read more about the Kino expansion here.

    2019 Tucson Association of Realtors Soccer Shootout – Allowable and Prohibited Items 

    Allowable Items for Guests/Spectators

    Prohibited Items for Guests/Spectators, Players and Coaches

    Personal Drink Containers
    (Hydros, Yetis, Thermos)
    Personal size/ single person umbrella
    (must not obstruct other guests' view)
    16 oz. Bottle Water (original container) Pop-ups/Canopies with sandbag weights
    (no staking)
    Ice chests
    16 oz. Bottle Sports Drink (original container) Baby bag and stroller (with baby)
    Coffee in a non-styrofoam hot cup

    Purses, backpacks (must show contents)

    Tobacco/E-Cigs/Vapor Devices
    Trained service dogs/ Miniature Horses (per ADA) Cell phones/hand-held electronic devices
    Medically Necessary Items
    (testing kit, EpiPen, oxygen)
    Sunscreen (non-aerosol only) Musical instruments/ noise makers Pets of any type
    Foam seat/stadium cushion Spectator created banners/signs
    Glass containers

    Allowable Items for Players in Uniform

    Polar cups, Soda cups, Eegees, Clear plastic drink cups
    Personal Drink Containers
    (Hydros, Yetis, Thermos)

    Player bag/ backpack

    Outside food

    Allowable Items for Coaches/Managers/Officials with Credentials or In Uniform

    Clear Bag Policy details here.

    Policy will be strictly enforced during the
    Opening Ceremony scheduled for Friday,
    Jan. 18.
    Personal Drink Containers
    (Hydros, Yetis, Thermos)
    Ice Chest/Cooler with water, sports drinks, game snacks,
    towels/neck wraps for players
    Bag/ backpack
    Note: All bags, backpacks, coolers and ice chests will be inspected at entry.