Some of the best 10-19 year old boys and girls from all over the world and Hawaii descend on the Hawaii Convention Center this weekend for the Pacific Rim Futsal Cup.
Similar to soccer, Futsal is played with teams of 10-12 participants on indoor basketball-size courts with a low-bounce ball.
Futsal has more than 12 million competitors across 100 countries worldwide, and U.S. Futsal has governed the sport at the youth and adult levels in the U.S. since 1981.
Nearly 50 teams are expected to compete in the Pacific Rim Futsal Cup from the U.S., Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and other countries throughout the Pacific Rim.
Teams will also represent all major Hawaiian Islands.
The Hawaii Convention Center’s new versatile athletic courts provide the ideal venue to attract a variety of indoor sporting events to Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i’s central geographic location in the Pacific Rim attracts a broad range of international athletic events, allowing groups to expand attendance and participation.
With 28 new volleyball and badminton courts, 18 basketball courts and 11 futsal courts, the Hawai‘i Convention Center is the perfect venue for sports tournaments of any size.
The Pacific Rim Futsal Cup will use the Center’s nearly 89,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall 1, offering five courts for simultaneous play.
Exhibit Halls 1, 2, and 3 are available for athletic court use, with elevated seating available.
In addition to futsal, a variety of sporting events scheduled for this winter.
In December, the Center will host the Hoops in Hawaii Winter Classic, featuring men’s and women’s college basketball.
In January, the Center will host the AAU Trans Pacific Volleyball Championships, and in February, the AAU Volleyball Hawaii Grand Prix 2019.
The Center can accommodate volleyball, basketball, wrestling, indoor soccer, table tennis, futsal, badminton, group fitness, gymnastics, martial arts, dance and cheer.
Both wooden (NBA and NCAA regulated) and laminated courts are available.
For more information about the free Futsal tournament at the Hawaii Convention Center visit https://www.PacificRimFutsalCup.com.