ACL Southeast brings three events to the First Coast

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 and Visit Jacksonville.

“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 championship on Nov. 13-15 at the St. Johns County Convention Center welcoming over 600 competitors, and a regional event at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Nov. 28 welcoming 400 competitors. The premier event is the ACL Southeast Open set for Feb. 26-28 at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex which will bring more than 800 competitors to compete in this major event which will include three days of competition scheduled with more than 100 courts seeing action during the event.

“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.”

“We are so excited to welcome the American Cornhole League to Northeast Florida. There are so many out-of-the-box sporting events, like cornhole, that we know are a great fit for our area,” said Michael Corrigan, President & CEO of Visit Jacksonville. “We can’t wait to be a part of this great 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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Airstream Ventures - Contact: Joel Lamp joel@airstreamventures.com (904) 304-2067

Visit Jacksonville - Katie Mitura kmitura@visitjacksonville.com (904)207-0325

About Visit Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville is a Destinations International accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Jacksonville. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to www.VisitJacksonville.com or contact 800-733-2668.