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Touchdowns and first downs. Field goals and big defensive plays. They all happen at Paradise Coast Sports Complex!

One of the main attractions to PCSC is the state-of-the-art stadium which features 3,500 seats on the home side, along with 8 party suites and 2 party decks.  In all, it can accommodate about 5,000 for a soccer/lacrosse/football game.  Two of the largest sporting events of the year is when AYF (American Youth Football) and FBU (Football University) come into town.

With over 230 games played during a successful eight-day span, the 2023 American Youth Football (AYF) National Championships delivered thousands of athletes and spectators to Paradise Coast Sports Complex on Dec. 1-8, 2023.

The AYF event crowned national champions in 23 different divisions, with teams flocking to Paradise Coast Sports Complex from as far away as Oahu, Hawaii. The nation’s largest youth football event, AYF’s National Championships was moved to Florida’s Paradise Coast after a multi-year stint in Kissimmee, Fla.

The event stretched the current parameters of Paradise Coast Sports Complex to capacity, as all nine available fields were in play throughout the tournament.

2023 AYF National Championships

Paradise Coast Sports Complex and Football University enjoy a multi-year partnership that has FBU hosting six premier events at the complex throughout the year. Top Gun, which attracts more than 1,200 athletes annually for the four-day, invitation-only camp, is in July. And all-star teams from all over the country qualify to play for the right to be called the nation’s best at the FBU National Championship each December. During FBUNC week, 120 of the top student-athletes in their graduating class are chosen to play under the lights during the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl.


One of Paradise Coast Sports Complex’s biggest partnerships has been with the Pop Warner football teams in the Peace River Conference, which comprises 19 youth football and cheer organizations from Naples through Lehigh Acres and up to Venice and Sarasota.

The five Collier County Pop Warner teams played home games in 2020 and 2021, and PCSC also hosted regional events at the facility. Each of Collier County’s five Pop Warner organizations have between 250 and 300 cheerleaders and football players.

And all that action can happen either beneath the sparkling blue skies that make the Paradise Coast famous, or under a state-of-the-art LED lighting system by Musco that can create near-daylight conditions.

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