More than 80 field hockey teams will fill the York Expo Center's Toyota Arena this weekend for the third annual Keystone Open Indoor Field Hockey Championship.

The event prepares teams for the indoor qualifier season, and more than half of the participating teams are expected to come from outside York County.

Each team will play at least four games and up to seven games during the event, which runs Saturday and Sunday. Six courts made of Sport Court flooring will be used.

U16 and U19 divisions will compete starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. U12, U14 and open divisions will compete starting at 7 a.m. Sunday.

The tournament is expected to draw about 2,000 players, coaches and spectators to York County, and the influx is expected to provide a $500,000 economic impact.

"We chose to hold this tournament in York County because of the excellent facilities," said Owen Costello, CEO of the Keystone State Games, which runs the event. "The York Expo Center is the perfect place to hold this type of event, and we have a great working relationship with the York CVB."

Admission to the tournament costs $7 per person for adults. Children 5 and younger get in free.

The event is presented by Sport York, a division of the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau that focuses on York's competitive advantage for tournaments and sporting events. The tournament is hosted by Premier Amateur Sports.



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