Premiere cornhole tour set to make a big splash for 2020-21 season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The American Cornhole League will bring three of its Southeast Conference events to the First Coast during the next four months in partnership with Airstream Ventures.
“As a native of the area, I am excited to bring these championship level cornhole events to our home and showcase everything we have to offer,” said Rob Chismark, Southeast Conference director for the ACL. “These venues are top notch and we look forward to each one providing a great experience for our competitors.”
The ACL Southeast will host a conference champion on Nov. 13-15 at the St. Johns County Convention Center, and a regional event at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Nov. 28. The largest event is the ACL Southeast Open set for Feb. 26-28 at Jacksonville Indoor Sports.
“We look forward to hosting all of the ACL events and making them some of the best events the ACL hosts each year,” said Alan Verlander, Founder and CEO of Airstream Ventures. “During these times, sports tourism can provide an economic lift to our region – bringing a new audience to the area for the first time. This is now a new sport for our city. We are excited about growing the diversity of all our sports portfolio for our region.”
The ACL Southeast Conference Championship at the St. Johns County Convention Center will have more than 80 courts available for the more than 600 competitors expected for the event in the heart of the World Golf Village.
The ACL Southeast Regional at the Thrasher-Horne Center is a one-day event that will have more than 400 competitors looking to break into the rankings and earn points to get into the larger events.
The ACL Southeast Open will bring more than 800 competitors to Jacksonville Indoor Sports to compete in a major event on the schedule, with three days of competition scheduled with more than 100 courts seeing action during the event.
Through these events, more than 2,000 visitors will come from outside the area to the First Coast with an estimated economic impact of more than $1,000,000.