DES MOINES, Iowa (October 10, 2018) – Craig Winger, Director of Competitions, has announced a venue change for Weekend One of the Iowa Soccer Championship Series (ISCS). The steady rains in Central Iowa have severely impacted playing conditions all over the area and forced a move to turf fields at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf, where about 85% of the weekend’s original schedule can be accommodated. The updated schedule can be accessed here.
“In past weather and field condition challenges for this tournament, we haven’t had a multi-turf field option available. I appreciate Paul Dayrell getting things rolling on TBK’s end to make fields available for this important opening weekend of the Iowa Soccer Championship Series” said Winger. “I recognize the travel to Bettendorf affects families not originally planning on a drive east, and most of our referees will also be traveling in. The good news is we’ll get to play most of the original schedule, and I encourage everyone to turn their attention to the games and to enjoying the amenities the TBK Bank Sports Complex offers!”
The ISCS is a stand-alone competition established by Iowa Soccer to serve as a qualifying event for different state championship cup pathways. A team’s advancement from the ISCS competition to either the Iowa State Cup or to the Iowa Presidents Cup is determined by the results of group play in the ISCS.
The 82-team competition is 165 games over three weekends for the 15U through 19U age groups. After concluding ISCS group play October 20-21 in Des Moines, qualifying teams will advance to Championship Weekend October 27-28, also at the Cownie Soccer Complex.
“The amount of rain that’s hit soccer facilities across the state the last two weeks has been brutal and I’m sure I speak for many in saying we can’t wait to see teams actually playing this weekend!” finalized Winger.