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Huntsville to Host 2022 and 2023 GSC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships

Birmingham, AL – The Gulf South Conference (GSC) announced that it has selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site for the 2022 and 2023 GSC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, which will be hosted in partnership with the Huntsville Sports Commission (HSC).

“The GSC is excited to partner with the Huntsville Sports Commission to bring the 2022 and 2023 Soccer Championships to the Rocket City,” said GSC Commissioner Matt Wilson. “The HSC’s support will help this event reflect the standards held by our member institutions and student-athletes. Huntsville will provide an exceptional experience for our teams and student-athletes.”

The semifinals and finals for both the 2022 Men’s and Women’s championships are set to be played at the John Hunt Park Championship Soccer Fields in Huntsville on November 3-6.

“Our team is thrilled to welcome GSC back to Huntsville in 2022 and 2023 for the soccer championships,” stated HSC Executive Director, Mark Russell. “We look forward to the high-energy atmosphere the student-athletes, coaches, and fans will bring to the newly renovated fields at John Hunt Park.”

The Huntsville Sports Commission served as the host for the GSC Soccer Spring Championship Series in April 2021 after the 2020 fall season was cancelled due to COVID-19. The City of Huntsville previously hosted the GSC Soccer Championships for a three-year period from 2001 to 2003.

The HSC, along with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, also assisted in hosting the 2020 GSC Cross Country Championships at the John Hunt Cross Country Running Course in the fall of 2020.

A schedule of the 2022 and 2023 GSC Soccer Championships can be found here.

The Huntsville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that promotes and enhances the quality of life in Huntsville by identifying, recruiting, promoting, and staging sporting events and meetings. For more information, contact Brooke Izzo, Director of Marketing & Communications, 256-883-3769, brooke.izzo@huntsvilleal.gov

The Gulf South Conference is a charter NCAA Division II member based in Birmingham, Ala., and has 13 member institutions — Alabama Huntsville, Auburn Montgomery, Christian Brothers, Delta State, Lee, Mississippi College, Montevallo, Shorter, Union, Valdosta State, West Alabama, West Florida, and West Georgia. As of 2021-22, the GSC proudly sponsors 19 sports and hosts 18 annual championship events.