DeLand to host FHSAA Soccer Championships

Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2017, 9:07 PM EST

The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Monday the 2017 Florida High School Boys and Girls Soccer State Championships will take place Feb. 15-18 at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand. The event will mark the first time the city has hosted the event for either gender.

“We are excited to bring the best high school soccer in America to DeLand,” FHSAA Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing said. “We are looking forward to partnering with the City of DeLand Parks and Recreation Department to give our student-athletes, fans and coaches a memorable championship experience.”

The event will feature 10 state championship matches only. A detailed schedule for both boys and girls matches will be announced in late January. General admission tickets will also go on sale then at for $9 each.

The 6,000-seat historic stadium was renovated less than four years ago, receiving new locker room facilities, premium seating and a renovated press box. It is currently the home of the Stetson University football team.

For more information on 2017 Florida High School Boys and Girls Soccer State Championships, follow the Association on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for “FHSAA.”