2019 Junior Nationals Announcement

By USAB Staff | Dec. 07, 2018, 2 p.m. (ET)

 

ANAHEIM, Calif.(December 3, 2018) – USA Badminton (USAB) announced today the 2019 Junior National Championships will be hosted in “Sports City, U.S.A.,” Frisco, Texas. USAB will partner with Visit Frisco for the event, which will be played at Fieldhouse USA June 25 - July 2, 2019.

“We are excited to partner with USA Badminton to host one of their premier junior events next summer,” said Josh Dill, Visit Frisco Director of Sports & Events.  “Thanks to our top-notch facilities and hospitality partners, Frisco continues to provide the perfect environment for sports and events tourism.”

Texas becomes the fifth state to will host Junior Nationals in the last five years, following Wisconsin in 2018, California in 2017, Washington in 2016 and Florida in 2015. The prior three Junior Nationals were all held in California. 

 “USA Badminton’s primary goal is to continue to grow the sport within the United States,” said Jeff Dyrek, USAB CEO. “We’re excited to expand the footprint of the Junior National Championships to the Southwest and Texas, a region of the country where badminton has been steadily growing.”  

The Junior National Championships annually field more than 400 participants from across the United States and is USAB’s highest-ranking junior tournament. In Milwaukee last summer, more than 450 juniors competed, the largest field in the history of the event. Junior Nationals carry the heaviest weight for those elite junior players who wish to qualify for Junior International Trials to have a chance to be selected as part of the U.S. Junior Team to compete at the Junior Pan Am Championships and World Junior Championships.

USAB will be involved with the production of the event this year and will work closely with Visit Frisco and the local badminton community to assist with the planning and execution of the tournament. 

USAB will work with Visit Frisco and GET Sports on securing great hotel deals for the event, along with other discounts for local attractions, restaurants, and shopping. More information will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, participants can contact GET Sports at info@gettravel.com or call 888-877-4445 Option 3 with any questions related to hotel accommodations for the event. Head to VisitFrisco.com to learn more about the host city. 

While considering many potential sites for the 2019 Junior Nationals, Frisco stood out for many factors, including the level of support from Visit Frisco and the experience with major sporting events in the area. Frisco is also home to a pair of local badminton clubs – the Frisco Badminton Academy and the Plano Badminton Club. 

FieldhouseUSA is a multi-purpose facility that hosts more than 1.6 million visitors annually. Located approximately 30 minutes north of the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, the facility features a 5,000 square foot food court, 10,000 square foot athletic training facility, and enough space for 16 badminton courts for competition and additional warm-up courts. 

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About the FCVB

Founded in 2003, Visit Frisco has grown in tandem with the extensive growth of leisure travel, sports, and meeting facilities within the city. It’s the organization’s mission to generate a positive awareness of Frisco as a premiere destination for meetings, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, leisure travel, and to positively impact the economic base of the City of Frisco. Official accreditation recognizing excellence and achievement was awarded in 2009 by the industry organization Destination’s International. For more information, head to visitfrisco.com or call 877-GO-FRISCO.