The Annual Las Vegas Arsenal Tournament
Each bloody year, for the past 6 years, Saskatoon Arsenal have entered a team in the Soccer In the Sun tournament in Las Vegas. This year will be no different. Unfortunately for our women’s teams, this tournament is only open to men’s teams. We file a complaint every year but they keep shooting us down. No women’s teams?!! We cry ..What The …hey is that rum? I ‘ll have a glass of that. That’s usually how it goes. Anyway, we recruit 16 willing bastards of little or no talent to represent us in a tournament playing against teams from all over the map. One year we will win the whole thing and that will be the final year we go as things must have went terribly wrong. Here’s how it works:
Wanting to play
- Players must be over 40
- Must be an Arsenal Player or received personal invite
- Must pay $175 for registration of this Arsenal Vegas Trip by Nov. 15th
Just Want to come and cheer us on
- Spectators must be interested in the soccer too, you are expected to come to games and watch.
- Must register here before Dec 15th
- Must pay $100 for registration of this Arsenal Vegas Trip
Blah blah blah… REGISTER HERE
Where are we staying?
This year we are, again, trying something new. We have made arrangements with the Golden Gate downtown for team accommodations. They have a given us some great rates and have agreed to waive the resort fee.
To take advantage of this deal please book directly through Mike Van Ermin (casino host). You may need to mention Darin Mckay’s name or Saskatoon Arsenal FC so he knows what deal we are talking about. Make sure you confirm the prices he quoted us as stated below. He did not give us a confirmation number for this deal when I asked and no contract number either.
Prices for Golden Gate
Wednesday – $24
Thursday – $24
Friday – $69
Saturday – $69
Sunday – $24
Monday – $24
This comes to $234 (USD) plus tax. Resort fees would be waived as per email response sent out October 1st to Darin McKay.
Mike’s email address is…
These rates will not be there for long so book sooner than later to take advantage.
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- Bart Voswinkel
Deposit? for what?
The Team Fees
The tournament isn’t free. All those playing pay their portion of the team registration fee. This year registration was 1250.00. This number gets divided by the number of players (only players) and is included in this fee.
The Team Room
Every year we go, we get a suite where one member of the team stays, but is also used as a team room. We used money from this deposit to not only purchase the room upgrade but also to stock the room with beer, rum and well actually its really just beer and rum. Its a nice way to prime as we discuss what to do each night, hang out after games, meet before games etc.. This has worked out very well in past years and is no not optional. Its part of the package.
The team bus/transport
The team swag
We have in the last years purchase specially jerseys, bunny hugs and tees etc.. with Arsenal logo relating to Vegas. This year we will do that as well although we are still up in the air as to what article or articles it may be. A small portion of the deposit go to the purchasing and printing of these items. I know this was missed last year due to illness of the talented staff that looks after this sort of thing. This year we will make sure there is a shirt of some fashion.
Days until Las Vegas