COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS -- 7 on 7 Returning To B/CS
State Tournament To Bring 15,000 Visitors To Twin Cities In 2014
What is considered to be the premier Texas summer football exhibition by many high school sports enthusiasts, the Texas 7-on-7 state tournament will be returning to Bryan-College Station in the summer of 2014.
“This is exciting on many levels – from the sports aspect to the tourist aspect to the economic aspects,” said BCS CVB Vice President of Sales & Marketing Kindra Fry. “But most importantly, it feels good to say the tournament is coming ‘home’ to Aggieland.”
The football tournament had been hosted in B/CS for 15 consecutive years on Texas A&M’s campus, but in 2013 the event was moved to Round Rock due to restrictions by the NCAA and SEC with regards to high school football players participating in non-UIL events on a division 1 college campus.
However, the CVB and the College Station Parks & Recreation department, along with other prominent community members, convinced the 7-on-7 board that the tournament needed to come back to College Station in 2014. “When the tournament wasn’t here last year, a lot of businesses felt the impact,” said BCS CVB
President/CEO Shannon Overby. “And there was no guarantee that it would return here in 2014.
It’s great to see the hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm of our sports staff and of the city pay off. The entire community is going to benefit from their efforts.”
The tournament boasts 96 teams, and including players, coaches, media, and fans an estimated 15,000 people attend the three-day event. One estimate put the economic impact of the tournament to B/CS at $900,000.
The event will be hosted July 10-12, 2014 at Veteran’s Park in College Station. For more info about the tournament, visit www.texas7on7.com.