2019 Chicago Cup: Labor Day Showcase

Presented By Adidas
Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019
Test your skills at the 2019 Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase - presented by Adidas, hosted by Vernon Hills Soccer Club. Taking place at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase soccer tournament offers competitive divisions for every team in your soccer club.


What is the best way to receive tournament updates and information?

The PlaySoccer Events Group app is the best way to receive tournament updates and information! Search "Play Soccer Events" in the App or Google Play store! 

View schedules, tournament maps, real-time scoring, brackets, game results, statistics, leaderboards and MORE!



When will the tournament schedule be released?

Level placements will be released to coaches on 8/15 (you will have 24 hours to confirm).

The final tournament schedule will be released to coaches and team managers by 11:00pm CST on 8/20 and can be found HERE and on the Soccer Events Group app at this time also.

What are the levels of competition?

  • GOLD: Intended for elite teams who compete for their respective State Cup Championships and/or compete in elite competitions such as USYS Regional Leagues (i.e. MRL Premier I) or ECNL.
  • SILVER: For competitive travel teams who compete in local leagues (YSSL, NISL, or IWSL) and travel regionally for leagues or tournaments.
  • BRONZE: For community-based travel teams who play in local leagues such as YSSL, NISL, or IWSL.

when do games start and end?

Games will be scheduled between 4:30pm and 10pm on Friday (8/30); between 7am and 10pm Saturday & Sunday (8/31-9/1); between 7am and 2pm Monday (9/2), weather permitting.

For teams traveling from outside of Illinois, we can guarantee the final games will end by 2pm on Monday afternoon. 


  • Is there a fee to park?

    There will be a fee to park. 

  • Can RV’s and buses park at the facility?
    Yes! Please refer to your specific tournament map (link to parking page) to view exact parking locations.  RV and bus parking is $40 for the weekend and may not stay overnight at the facility.
  • Is handicapped parking available?
    Yes! Please refer to your specific tournament map (link to parking page) to view exact parking locations. On site parking directors will be available to guide you upon your arrival to the facility.
  • Are rides available for handicapped individuals to and from the parking lots?
    There is not a specific service available.  Please locate a staff member on site and we will do our best to assist you.

Prohibited Items:

  • Pets
  • Alcohol
  • Grills


In the event of a weather delay/emergency, communication will come via notifications on the Soccer Events Group app, emails to Coaches and Team Managers, and updates that will be posted on the homepage of the Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase and on the specifics tournament’s page of the Soccer America app.


Food and beverages will be available on site at all events either via concession stands or food trucks. A portion of all proceeds from Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase's food and concessions benefit the Leahy Foundation or local booster club as a way for Soccer Events Group to give back. For a full list of all vendors, please refer to the Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase tournament page on the Soccer Events Group app the week of the event.


The Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase is Stay to Play tournament. Please refer to the Lodging Policy found HERE.

Team Tents:

Team tents are permitted around the perimeter of the facility, away from fields of play, buildings, Vendor Village, parking lots and walkways. No tents will be allowed between fields or in high traffic flow areas. If you plan to have a team tent delivered to the facility before the event, you must contact a Tournament Representative with information at info@soccereventsgroup.com or (224) 534-8398. If Tournament Representatives are not made aware prior to delivery, and your team representative is not on-site during delivery, your tent will be turned away.

How does the leaderboard work?

All Chicago Cup Labor Day Showcase scores are updated live in real time as goals are scored, game scores, and the individual player leaderboard are updated simultaneously.

The athlete name and jersey numbers visible on the leaderboard are directly associated with the roster information that your Coach or Team Manager submits for the event. If your players current jersey number does match up with the information provided, they may show up blank, or associated with the wrong player’s name on the board. If there are any discretions, a Coach or Team Manager must be the one to address it with Tournament Staff at the Headquarters tent and corrections will be made if possible.


  • A tournament representative will be on each field and can communicate with event staff, security and trainers in case of emergency.
  • Trash receptacles are located throughout the facility. Please pick up trash from your team sidelines after each game and from your team tents at the end of each day. If you need a trash bag for your team tent, we will be happy to provide them at Tournament Headquarters.
  • WARNING: Please be alert when on the sidelines or when moving about the facility. 

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