Thousands of soccer players from all over the country have already started to converge on Williamson County. They are here to compete in the Tennessee Soccer Club’s annual Tennessee Invitational. More than 350 teams from 12 different states have been invited to play at this year’s event.
Players will get a chance to show off their abilities for college athletic scouts. Right now 21 different schools have confirmed that they will have representatives in the stands. Even more universities are expected to be added to the list before the first ball is kicked.
The first games will be played this evening at several fields throughout Williamson County. This includes three in Brentwood, two in Franklin, and another in Thompson’s Station.
While all the extra visitors may make it a little more difficult to get around this weekend, local businesses are more than happy to accommodate the out-of-towners.
“We are thrilled to have you in Franklin this weekend for the Tennessee Invitational, which has become one of the premiere youth soccer events in the region,” said Ellie Westman Chin, president of Visit Franklin. “We hope you enjoy your time in Franklin, best of luck to your team and we look forward to having you back next year.”
The competition runs through Sunday afternoon so you can expect some extra traffic throughout the weekend where the games are being played — Downs Boulevard and North Chapel Road in Franklin as well as Volunteer Parkway and Granny White Pike in Brentwood. Check out the map below for exact field locations and the Williamson Source Traffic page for updated information on delays.