The 2015 Capital Fall Classic will once again feature more than 460 teams over the course of two weekends this November. Clubs representing 10 U.S. states – Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and host state Virginia – will be sending teams to Richmond.
The event begins with the Boys Weekend from November 14-15, and continues November 21-22 with the Girls Weekend. Both the boys and the girls sides include age groups ranging from U-9 to U-18. For younger age groups, the Capital Fall Classic is one of the most competitive end-of-season events on the East Coast. Teams in the college showcase age groups have the opportunity to face off with other top teams from around the country, in front of coaches from all levels of collegiate soccer.
“The Capital Fall Classic is a fast-growing event, both in terms of quality and geographic reach,” said Richmond Strikers Tournament Director John Faircloth. “Clubs know their teams are going to be challenged against unfamiliar opponents close to their skill level on top notch playing surfaces.”
The Capital Fall Classic will be held at some of the premier natural grass and turf facilities in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Games will be played at Striker Park, West Creek, Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Capital Park, Dorey Park, Longdale Fields, Mary B. Stratton Park and River City Sportsplex, which will again serve as a central location for the U-16 to U-18 showcase divisions.
Top division champions earn guaranteed spots in the Jefferson Cup, one of the nation’s most exclusive showcase tournaments. Over 140 total teams will be playing for 20 guaranteed spots in the 2016 Jefferson Cup during this year’s Capital Fall Classic.