The excitement of beach soccer will be experienced in Puerto Vallarta this October with the International beach soccer tournament, ‘Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup 2017’. Preparations are already being made for the tournament with the visit of representatives of FIFA Beach Soccer Worldwide, who met last week with mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña.
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In the meeting with Joseph Ponset, Humberto Carrera and Julieta Luján, the mayor expressed his gratitude for having considered Puerto Vallarta to be the venue for this high level event, which in addition to a great sporting event, will generate an important promotion for this destination .
“We welcome this event because we are going to be seen all over the world, and Puerto Vallarta will be talked about around the world when discussing the tournament, that helps us a lot as a destination; so we are very happy that they have turned to this tourist center and is organizing an event that brings us tourism and also promotes us internationally,” he said.
He affirmed that the municipal government will continue to offer all their support to the realization of this cup, which is part of the Beach Soccer Worldwide Tour and will undoubtedly be held in one of the best venues.
Humberto Carrera thanked the support they have received so far and stressed that the event has already had an important impact on the national media, in addition it is the first Beach Soccer tournament to which the Mexican Football Federation, which will receive greater awareness.
Joseph Ponset, representative of Beach Soccer worldwide, expressed his satisfaction to return to Puerto Vallarta and include it within this international circuit that places it next to cities like Dubai and Rio, in addition not only will there be teams from the CONCACAF area, but also European and South American teams, among others.
He said the promotion of the tournament is already taking place in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, so it is expected that the announcement of the participating teams will generate a greater interest.
The event will take place between October 20-22 at the IPEJAL building, in front of the sports unit Agustín Flores Contreras, organized by the City Council through the Tourism and COMUDE direction, with the support of the Tourism Trust of Puerto Vallarta and the collaboration of Beach Soccer Worldwide, and has the support of the Mexican Football Federation and CONCACAF.
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The stadium will be very showy, and the first visits are already made for its construction. It was announced that in addition to the football competition, there will be a social part through Beach Soccer Foundation with a work with children through the municipal government, a beach cleaning with the players of the selection, sports clinics, among other activities.
At the meeting, the mayor was accompanied by the director of Municipal Tourism, Ramón González Lomelí and the General Secretary of the City Council, Victor Bernal Vargas.