The East Ruimveldt Community Centre, popularly referred to ‘California Square,’ will come alive tonight from 18:00hrs, when the eagerly anticipated playoff round in the 2017 Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Football Championship kicks-off.
According to an official release from coordinators Three Peat Promotions, “A record 52 teams will compete in the playoff round, battling over the course of three days in an elimination format for a coveted berth in the 32 team group round. 16 teams will emerge from the 52 teams, so it is expected to be a very competitive tournament. Everyone wants to be a part of the tournament which is nothing short of a phenomenon due to its community driven roots.”
The release added, “We are asking for all the competing teams in the playoffs to be at the venue for 18:00hrs so that we can have a prompt start. This is important due to the amount of games that are expected to be played on the night. Tardiness will not be tolerated.”
Winner of the overall event will walk-away with $500,000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the National Playoffs.
The event is also being sponsored by Colours Boutique.