Autumn Classic Combines Fall Fun and Great Competition in Traverse City

Autumn Classic Combines Fall Fun and Great Competition in Traverse City 

Written by Emily Jodway 

Traverse City, Mich.- Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer and MTS Event’s annual Autumn Classic returns this fall, a highly competitive weekend tournament set in beautiful Traverse City in Northern Michigan September 22-23.

Doubling as an excellent fall tournament and great family-friendly vacation destination, the Autumn Classic in Traverse City draws in over 200 teams from locations across Michigan, surrounding states, and Canada, in all levels of play. Games throughout the weekend will be played at two great venues in the area- the 23-field Keystone Soccer Complex, and the Coastguard fields. Many high-level coaches from Midwest United, Michigan Jaguars, TBAYs, Legends MAFC, Michigan Burn, Michigan Fire Juniors, Michigan Lightning, Michigan Rush, Nationals SC, and United FC soccer clubs have already signed up their teams to be in attendance at the tournament. 

The Autumn Classic consistently draws in more than 3,000 players and 7,000 parents, coaches, volunteers, and attendees to idyllic Northern Michigan for great soccer exposure and competition. During their downtime, players and their families will find plenty of things to do in Traverse City, with several nearby beaches, state parks and trails, historical sites, and opportunities to tour the surrounding area as the fall leaves change. Traverse City Tourism invites you to check out for more information on fun events and attractions taking place during the tournament. 

“The Autumn Classic is the second largest tournament TBAYS hosts, bringing hundreds of families to the area to enjoy the clear lakes, sand dunes, and cherries, all while helping to boost local business,” said TBAYS Club Administrator Connie Campbell. “Not only do you get a weekend of competitive soccer while you are here, you get a vacation!”

This is the third year that MTS Events has partnered with TBAYS to manage tournaments like the Autumn Classic and several others. “MTS Events has brought new life and fun to the success of the Autumn Classic,” Campbell said. “We welcome MTS Events Staff, all the teams, players, and their families to the Fall Autumn Classic and Traverse City!”

For more information on the Autumn Classic and other upcoming tournaments, visit



About MTS Events

Established in 2007, MTS Events provides a turnkey solution to all your sporting event needs, including the setup, marketing and logistics involved in any successful sporting event. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, MTS Events is a growing, event management business that is focused on creating a positive event experience for everyone involved including players, coaches, spectators and staff.