All Blues Cup 2015 Participants and Fans:
Welcome to our tournament and thank you for entering Blues Cup 2015. We are especially pleased to be hosting you at the new So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, CA. Schedules are now posted on the Blues Cup 2015 website: http://events.gotsport.com/events/Default.aspx?eventid=44611
In preparation for our event on Sep. 5-7, 2015 we are providing information that will assist you in getting to the new complex as well as other pertinent information about the tournament.
Getting to the complex: Traffic on the 5 Freeway from San Diego and Orange County can be challenging, especially on a holiday weekend like Labor Day. Please be sure to leave ample time, especially if this is your first visit to the complex. Games will not be delayed because of traffic issues. The address of the property is 3300 El Corazon Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054. When using some Internet mapping sites this address will identify the “El Corazon Senior Center”, which is at the front entrance of the soccer parking area. If you get that far you are headed in the right direction.
Use the directions provided on the So Cal Sports Complex website: www.socalsportscomplex.com
Here is important information about the facility and their rules:
Field assignments and schedules released in advance of the tournament are subject to change. Reconfirm your schedule. Pay particular attention to field assignments for each of the 3 days. Field assignments can change during the tournament. Field marshals in conspicuous field marshal tents will have the latest information.
Parking is limited and the fee is $10 per day or a three-day pass is available at a reduced rate. Higher fees will be charged for oversized vehicles (campers, motor homes - $20-$30 depending on size of vehicle) and no overnight parking is permitted. The fees collected go to the facility operator and none of the parking fee goes to the SC Blues soccer club.
No dogs are allowed at the Sports Complex. Please leave your dogs at home. If you bring one, you will be immediately directed to take it away from the fields. Please stay off the slopes and fences throughout the property. No artificial noisemakers are allowed at the complex. There is disability parking for those displaying disability-parking designation. Once inside the main parking lot follow the direction of the attendants if you require disability parking.
They facility does contract with food vendors who use food trucks to provide a variety of food choices, along with water, Gatorade, etc. The food vendor choices are made by the facility management and not under the control of the SC Blues soccer club. We will provide a shaded seating area near the food vendors and this area can be used on a first-come, first served basis. You are welcome to bring in your own snacks and drinks to consume onsite. Absolutely no alcohol is permitted at the facility and anyone using alcohol will be required to leave the complex and not be allowed to return.
Our retail soccer vendor, Soccerloco, will have a large retail tent at the entrance to the complex where a variety of soccer gear and fan wear can be purchased. Additionally, Soccerloco will be sending out an email blast in a few days that will display items that can be purchased in advance and picked up at the tournament site. The email will be sent to individuals identified when you submitted your application.
Team benches will be provided for all teams along with canopies to provide shade for the players on the benches. There are no trees at the complex and no other shaded areas except the area near the food vendors. Please plan accordingly with adequate sunscreen for your players.
Team practices are closed to all teams prior to the tournament. Please do not request practice space at the complex, except for pre-game warm-ups.
Blues Cup 2015 Director
Blues Cup 2015 will be held at the new SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California (Rendering Below). Led by Mr. Surf Cup, Mike Connerly, and his business partner, Pat Collins, SoCal Soccer Inc. is managing the new complex which will be a state of the art sports complex, fully self-contained. For the past 26 years Mike led and developed Surf Cup into the premier soccer tournament in the Western United States. Mike and Pat have been working with the city of Oceanside to create the finest facility for large soccer events. Blues Cup is proud to be one of the first tournaments selected to showcase this incredible new venue.
Oceanside, California, is the northern most city in San Diego County centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. A beachfront community of 169,350, the City serves as a major transportation hub serving both metropolitan areas; however, the City's greatest pride is its scenic beaches, beautiful surf and the best vacation weather anywhere in the world. For those who have yet to make their first visit, here's more of what Oceanside has to offer:
Oceanside boasts some of the widest, sandy beaches in Southern California as well as a picturesque 1,000-slip harbor with shops and restaurants. Other attractions include Mission San Luis Rey, the king of California’s Spanish Missions; Oceanside Museum of Art; California Surf Museum; and Buena Vista Audubon.
Oceanside has the best surfing conditions in Southern California; hosting major surf, body boarding and body surfing competitions every year. Fisherman can cast off the Oceanside Pier, the longest wooden pier on the Pacific Coast; or take a fishing boat; or a whale watching tour out of the Oceanside Harbor.
Take a stroll, watch surfers catch a wave, gaze at the sunset, or dine at Ruby’s Diner at the end of the Pier. Bicycle riders enjoy the 7-mile San Luis Rey River Trail and Coastal Rail Trail. Oceanside is a short drive from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sea World.