Lacrosse tournament bringing 15,000 visitors to Hall County

Jun. 27, 2013 – A month from now, Allen Creek Soccer Complex is hosting the largest lacrosse tournament in the Southeast.

The Georgia Southern Shootout is presented by Monkey Up Tournaments and Grassroots is expected to bring 15,000 visitors to Hall County, July 13 & 14.

Tom DeBole with Monkey Up Tournaments said that all of the hotels in Gainesville are booked, and they have had teams overflow into neighboring counties.

The Georgia Southern Shootout brings 100 lacrosse teams to compete in one of 10 national qualifiers for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions in Florida.

It is the only sanctioned qualifier in the state of Georgia and it will host teams from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri and Texas, pretty much all over the south.

Anyone wanting additional information can contact Hall County Parks and Leisure Services Director Mike Little at 770-535-8280.

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