PHOTO: A soccer ball sits on the grass at Rippamonti Field in Riverside Park.
The City of Victoria Parks & Recreation will host a one-day soccer tournament July 11 at Lowe Field and Rippamonti Field in Riverside Park.
“Soccer is the most played sport across the globe,” said recreation coordinator Alex Moore. “Parks & Recreation has never hosted a soccer league, but we know that there’s recreational soccer happening around the city. This tournament will help us to connect with local players and gauge interest in having a City league.”
The double elimination tournament will have men’s and co-ed divisions, and the format for both will be 5x5. The registration fee is $50 for a team of up to 10 people plus a $30-per-game referee fee to be paid in cash the day of the tournament.
Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. Registered teams will receive a schedule in advance showing the tournament bracket.
Parks & Recreation plans to host its first soccer league in the fall. Information will be shared at victoriatx.gov and on Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page as it becomes available.
The tournament will be open to spectators. Attendees are strongly advised to practice social distancing.
The registration deadline is July 7. To register a team, visit victoriatx.gov/registration or call 361-485-3200.