The complex features 22 natural grass and two lighted multipurpose playing fields, Barkley said. The center nine fields include two lighted synthetic turf fields.
Besides the tournaments, the park is seeing an increase in the number of visitors, Barkley said. She said 1,585 people visited the park daily from October 2018 through September 2019.
Midwest Presidents Cup Chair Jen Fickett said she was excited about the event returning to West Chester after it hosted the tournament in 2018. She said holding the event in the area provides teams with “a quality experience on and off the field.”
Ohio South Executive Director Gordon Henderson said the tournament is “a tremendous opportunity” for Ohio South, the Butler County Visitors Bureau, and the local communities to show “what a wonderful event we can put on.”
Mark Hecquet, president and CEO of the Butler County Visitors Bureau, called the tournament “a prestigious event and reflects on the attractiveness of our area as a premier destination for youth and amateur sporting events.”
When Butler County seeks potential sporting events to host, “part of the package” is the area’s extensive hotels, restaurants, entertainment attractions, nearby medical facilities and easy access off I-75 and I-71, Kocher said. She called the area “very appealing” to tournament directors.