About 300 youth soccer players from around the country and up to 40 coaches will converge on Fort Myers' JetBlue Park in July as part of Futbol Club Barcelona's affiliate for youth soccer.
This is the first year the club - designed for 6-14 year-olds - has staged a camp in Fort Myers. The youth day camp runs July 8-12 and the coaches' camp runs prior to that on July 6-7.
The Barcelona group is among the highest profile soccer teams worldwide. Futbol Club Barcelona hosts the largest number of spectators of all stadiums in Europe, according to its website, with 98,800 seats sold.
JetBlue Park, home of the Boston Red Sox spring training, is a Lee County Parks & Recreation facility that touts six youth soccer fields that are used for tournament play and youth soccer about 10 months out of the year.
For more information on the camp, visit www.fcbarcelonasoccercamps.com or call (954) 652-8484 for registration. For information on JetBlue Park and other Lee County Parks & Recreation sites, visitwww.leeparks.org or call (239) 533-7275.