Pop Warner Competitions leaves Disney World for Universal Orlando

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Pop Warner Competitions leaves Disney World

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in several states and countries around the world.

With approximately 325,000 youth participants ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world.

Disney World has been host to the Pop Warner Competitions from 1997 to 2020 at the Wide World of Sports Complex. In December of 2020 Pop Warner shifted from Disney World to the Orange County Convention Center due to COVID-19 concerns.

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It was just announced that Pop Warner will be hosting their competitions at Universal Orlando Resort & Camping World Stadium.

Pop Warner is proud to be partnering with FC Sports to make Universal Orlando Resort & Camping World Stadium the new home to Pop Warner National Championship week starting this December!

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Here is the official statement:

“We continue to have a great relationship with disney and are sure families will visit the parks that week. While Disney has played host to our pop warner super bowl and national cheer and dance championships for years, our partnership regarding championship week came to a pause when the covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020.

We were putting final touches on a new agreement when disney was suddenly tasked with hosting and creating a bubble for professional leagues like the MLS and NBA at their ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With so much uncertainty it was difficult for Disney to commit to the future about because our first priority is Pop Warner members, we decided to start searching for a new location to ensure our teams had a first-class championship home.

Luckily we did not have to look far and found a highly experienced and well-respected partner in Florida citrus sports and an exciting new location at Universal Orlando Resorts and Camping World Stadium, both of which we think will offer some amazing, new experiences for our athletes and their families.”



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