Will The College Cup Return To Hoover?.
No sooner had the 2012 NCAA Men’s College Cup semifinals been played, than the question of the day at Regions Park became “will the NCAA return the College Cup to Hoover in the future?”
Organizers would like to host the NCAA Division I finals forever. Make Regions Park the permanent venue! Afterall, NCAA baseball plays its Collegiate World Series every year in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Alabama Sports Foundation and other organizers would like for that to happen for soccer.
Is it possible? Yes! Is it likely? No!
The NCAA just completed a two-year run in Hoover with Indiana edging Georgetown, 1-0, for the title. Attendance was good. But there were some problems with the field conditions.
The championship game in 2011 when North Carolina defeated Charlotte drew 8,777, while this year’s final attracted 9,242.
It was reported that the two 2012 semifinal games drew a combined crowd of over 11,000.
All of those numbers are subjective. Depends on who is counting and who is being counted. It was also reported th…
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