MIAMI – Championship soccer is returning to Red Robertson Field.

City of Miami officials were recently notified of the bid award to host the NJCAA Region 2 Soccer Championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The City’s Department of Tourism submitted the bid last fall to make Miami a host site.

The tournament has been played in Miami since 2014.

“We were notified last fall that the event would go back up for bid and we knew it was definitely something we would continue to recruit to the stadium,” said Amanda Davis, Director of Tourism/CVB with the City of Miami. “This event has experienced growth in ticket sales and hotel tax revenues over the past three year. It is held during our off-peak season so it’s a great fit for the NJCAA, the City of Miami, and our tourism partners.”

The NJCAA Region 2 event brings both men and women teams to Miami for multiple days.

Bracket play begins on Saturday with championship rounds being held on Sunday afternoon.

Dates for 2017 will be released later this summer.

“The NJCAA Region 2 men’s and women’s soccer teams are excited that we have extended our agreement with the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Miami and their partners through the Miami Community Facilities Authority (MCFA),” said Jeremy Hise, NJCAA Region 2 Soccer Chairman. “The facilities in Miami are excellent and the experience provided for our student athletes is top of the line. We are grateful for the amazing hospitality offered to our college officials and coaches by the team at the Miami CVB and officials on campus.”

For more information on the NJCAA Region 2 Soccer Championships, contact the Miami CVB at 918-542-4435.