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Inaugural Huntsville City Soccer Fest Set for Presidents Day Weekend

Huntsville, AL – Get ready for the ultimate soccer celebration as John Hunt Park becomes the epicenter of excitement with the arrival of Huntsville City Soccer Fest.

The inaugural festival, set for Presidents Day weekend (Feb. 16-18), is comprised of several soccer events – Huntsville City FC Blastoff Battle, Soccer Fest High School Invitational and Falcon Fest. Soccer Fest is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville, Huntsville City Football Club (FC) and Huntsville Sports Commission, with assistance from several community partners.

Blastoff Battle

The Blastoff Battle is a friendly four-team invitational tournament that features Huntsville City FC, Chattanooga FC, South Georgia Tormenta FC of USL League One and the University of Alabama at Huntsville Men’s Soccer Team. The event will take place at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium. Tickets are $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass.

Huntsville City FC Blastoff Battle Schedule

4 PMChattanooga FC vs. South Georgia Tormenta
7 PMHuntsville City FC vs. UAH
11 AMChattanooga FC vs. UAH
2:15 PMHuntsville City FC vs. South Georgia Tormenta

Soccer Fest High School Invitational

The Soccer Fest High School Invitational brings together the top soccer programs in Alabama at the newly renovated Loretta P. Spencer Sports Complex, which will also welcome the AHSAA State Soccer Championships in May. This event is free to attend.

Huntsville City High School Invitational Schedule

9 AMHazel Green vs Sparkman
11 AMRandolph vs. Montgomery Academy
1 PMBJ JV vs Grissom JV
3 PMBJ Varsity vs. Grissom Varsity
5 PMHuntsville High vs. Fort Payne
7 PMAustin vs. West Morgan

Falcon Fest

Hosted by St. John Paul II Catholic School at the Merrimack West Soccer Complex, the two-day Falcon Fest brings several boys and girls varsity and junior varsity teams together for competition. Tournament passes for guests are $10 per day or $15 for the weekend.

Falcon Fest Schedule

FRIDAYField 11Field 12Field 13Field 14
4 PMJPII vs. Buckhorn (VG)Bob Jones vs. Gadsden City (VG)Whitesburg Christian vs. Lee (VG)JPII vs. Columbia (JVB)
5:30 PMJPII vs. Bob Jones (JVG)Gardendale vs. Gadsden City (VB)Columbia vs. Fairhope (VB)JPII vs Buckhorn (VB)
7 PM Lindsay Lane Christan vs. Westminster Christian (JVG)Fairhope vs. Buckhorn (JVB) 
SATURDAYField 11Field 12Field 13Field 14
8 AMJPII vs. Bob Jones (VG)Gadsden City vs. Lee (VG)Buckhorn vs. Whitesburg Christian (VG)Gardendale vs. JPII (VB)
9:30 AMJPII vs. Westminster Christian (JVG)Bob Jones vs. Lindsay Christian (JVG)Fairhope vs. Columbia (JVB)Buckhorn vs. JPII (JVB)
11 AMFairhope vs. Buckhorn (VB)Gadsden City vs. Columbia (VB)  
12:30 PMJPII vs. Lee (VG)Gadsden City vs. Whitesburg Christian (VG)Bob Jones vs. Buckhorn (VG) 
2 PMJPII vs. Lindsay Lane Christian (JVG)Whitesburg Christian vs. Bob Jones (JVG)Columbia vs. Buckhorn (JVB)JPII vs. Gadsden City (VB)
3:30 PM Fairhope vs. Gardendale (VB)Buckhorn vs. Columbia (VB)Fairhope vs. JPII (JVB)

Aside from Huntsville City Soccer Fest, there are several other events happening the same weekend, including the AHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at Prost Arena at Von Braun Center (VBC), NASA Volleyball Bash at VBC South Hall, Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships at the Huntsville Aquatics Center, and College Hockey South DII Playoffs at the Huntsville Ice Sports Center. The estimated economic impact for all the events is more than $6.5 million.

For more information and full schedules for the additional upcoming events, please visit www.huntsvillesports.com.


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.