September 15, 2013
The Congaree Rapid Soccer Association (CRSA) is pleased to announce a formal agreement with the Historic Columbia Speedway (HCS), managed by Sellers & Son Holding Company, on a 10-year lease for the development and use of a private soccer facility in Cayce, South Carolina. The agreement also includes an additional 10-year option after the year 2023.
CRSA, founded in 1993, has served the Cayce-West Columbia and downtown Columbia youth soccer communities for more than 20 years. Currently, CRSA has more than 350 boys and girls soccer players ages 8-18 from throughout the Midlands. This Fall season, CRSA has 24 teams competing as members of the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association.
The famed HCS is located just five minutes from downtown Columbia and two miles east of the I-77 and I-26 intersection, making it a convenient destination for all types of events. Known in the past for hosting legendary half-mile Stock Car Auto Racing, the HCS is now renowned for offering a multitude of outdoor activities: Car Shows; Carnivals; Charity Walks and Runs; Concerts; Corporate Outings; Cycling Events; Festivals; Military Reenactments; Movie Nights; Recreational Vehicle and Boat Shows; Sporting Events; Trade Shows; and Yard Sales.
Designs for the development of the Southern Complex (11.4 acres) include a long-term plan for a 4-6 field soccer-specific facility complete with: Bermuda grass; canteen; clubhouse; grandstand; irrigation; lighting; and restrooms. Upon completion, CRSA plans to host club soccer tournaments, league matches, camps, clinics, and high school tournaments with the flexibility to expand on these endeavors.