The excitement of beach soccer comes to our city in October with the 'Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup 2017.' Preparations are underway for this international event with the visit of representatives of FIFA Beach Soccer Worldwide who met this week with the Mayor, Arturo Dávalos Peña.
In the meeting with Joseph Ponset, Humberto Carrera and Julieta Luján, the mayor expressed his gratitude for Puerto Vallarta having been considered 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 .
The Mayor 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 them for 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 is involved.
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 to this issue not only there will 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 with the announcement of the participating teams, it will generate an even greater impact.
The event will take place between 20 and 22 October 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.
It was announced that in addition to the football competition, there will be a social events through Beach Soccer Foundation in working with children through the municipal government, a beach cleaning with the players, 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.
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Arturo Davalos Peña, Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, said: “Promoting sport alongside activities to boost tourism is a key priority for our adminstration, so it’s a great pleasure for me to be able to welcome the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup. Thank you to Beach Soccer Worldwide and the Mexican Football Federation for joining forces and bringing this important event – packed with fun and energy - to Puerto Vallarta.”
Joan Cuscó, vice-president of Beach Soccer Worldwide added his pleasure at seeing Puerto Vallarta return to the sport’s elite tour, saying: “Puerto Vallarta is without doubt one of the heartlands of beach soccer, a place where the sport has always been welcomed and accommodated extremely well. The passion of the Mexican public, combined with the array of facilities and services available in the city makes for a perfect formula. We are very happy to see international beach soccer return to Puerto Vallarta.”
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