7-on-7 weekend events boost local Bryan College Station economy


COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — College Station sports tourism kicked off Memorial Day Weekend and it’s been all gas, no breaks, ever since.

Over the last month, every weekend, there has been at least one event held at Veterans Park. The City of College Station says they have averaged nearly 9 events in 6 weeks.

This weekend was all about 7-on-7 action. Sunday, the park hosted the Tournament of Champions with Gridiron Football.

“We have 80 teams ranging from 10U-18U all competing for their state championship,” Gene Ballew, Athletics and Tourism Manager with College Station Parks and Recreation said about the annual event.

Sunday’s event was followed by the well-known State 7-on-7 event, which was held Thursday through Saturday.

“We finished state 7-on-7 on 2 pm Saturday and then immediately following that we started this event,” Ballew added. “7-on-7 is essentially your summer football. When fall ends, everybody transitions to 7-on-7, so they can keep playing…

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