Since 2000, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has hosted, attracted or managed over 160 events resulting in more than $450 million in economic activity

Continental Cup

10th Anniversary International Youth Sports Festival

A vibrant youth sports festival that provides top competition in 3 sports with an unparalleled focus on cultural exchange for thousands of athletes from dozen of countries July 2-5 in Cleveland, Ohio!

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2015 Festival Dates: July 2-5, 2015

Now in it's 10th year, the Continental Cup International Youth Sports Festival is the premier internationally-driven youth sports event in the United States. Combining competitions in three sports (soccer, basketball, baseball) with a focus on cultural exchange between athletes from different countries, the Continental Cup is a one-of-a-kind - and once-in-a-lifetime - event!

Over 3,000 athletes from dozens of countries travel to Cleveland each July to compete for championships at professional sports venues, meet new friends from around the world and create life-long memories.

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In 2014:

  • Over 3,000 athletes from 10 different countries
  • 228 teams playing more than 550 games on 40 fields/courts
  • $3.3 million of economic activity in Greater Cleveland

Since 2006:

  • Over 1,900 teams from 37 countries
  • $24.4 million in economic activity in Greater Cleveland