Atlantic City Sports Commission to Host Eight Sporting Events Throughout the Month of July

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, July 1, 2021) The Atlantic City Sports Commission is pleased to welcome eight sporting events taking place at the Atlantic City Convention Center and citywide during the month of July. 

Hoop Group Boys Jam Fest taking place July 7-9, will be the first sporting event to return to the Atlantic City Convention Center post-pandemic. More than 250 AAU boys basketball teams with 2,500 athletes, ages 15-17, are expected to compete. Hoop Group Girls Jam Fest will follow July 10-12 with 200 AAU girls basketball teams and 2,000 athletes, ages 12-17. Next, the First Five Live boys and girls basketball tournament will occur July 17-18, showcasing 120 teams and 1,200 athletes, fourth grade to 12th grade. Lastly, Jersey Shore Jam Fest will round out the basketball events July 23-25, showcasing 250 AAU boys basketball teams with 2,500 athletes, ages 15-17. Each tournament will be played on 20-25 sport courts, set up in the Atlantic City Convention Center.

U.S. Futsal National Championship will also be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center July 8-11, celebrating its 35th anniversary. Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer) is “The Way the World Plays Indoor Soccer” and is the international form of indoor soccer approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It is played in all continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players.

Newly inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach, Coach Jimmy Johnson is making his way up north to extend his world-class fishing tournament from South Florida to Atlantic City, NJ. Coach Johnson has teamed up with the Atlantic City Sports Commission to add to the series and bring this high stakes and overly entertaining competitive sportfishing experience to Atlantic City. Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City ‘Quest for the Ring’ Championship Fishing Week (JJFISHWEEKAC) will take place July 12-17, hosted at the Frank S. Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina with offsite events throughout the destination. Follow along at jjfishweek.catchstat.com or on social @jjfishweekac. 

In addition, AVP Beach Week will take place July 19-25, and Jersey Jumps Beach Vault will be held July 24-25 on the Atlantic City beaches.

Atlantic City expects to welcome more than 30,000 athletes, spectators, and families for the eight events. Local Atlantic City businesses will be positively impacted by the activity throughout the destination, as the estimated economic impact will reach over $13 million. In addition, more than 11,000 hotel rooms have been contracted for these events.

“The sports market continues to flourish in Atlantic City, and we are delighted to welcome a variety of events and visitors to the destination. We are well-positioned to host these types of indoor and outdoor sporting events that encourage new visitation and increase the economic impact to our destination,” stated Meet AC’s President and CEO, Larry Sieg.

For additional information, please visit the Atlantic City Sports Commission.

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About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.

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About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

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About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com

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