Georgia Soccer State Cup championships (shown here during a past tournament) were scheduled to take place Saturday through Monday in Columbus. The annual event and its $2.4 million economic impact was canceled Friday amid the threat of torrential rains forecast for the Southeast this weekend as what is expected to be Tropical Storm Alberto reaches the Gulf Coast. About 3,600 participants and thousands of family members were scheduled to visit the city this long weekend. --
Georgia Soccer State Cup championships (shown here during a past tournament) were scheduled to take place Saturday through Monday in Columbus. The annual event and its $2.4 million economic impact was canceled Friday amid the threat of torrential rains forecast for the Southeast this weekend as what is expected to be Tropical Storm Alberto reaches the Gulf Coast. About 3,600 participants and thousands of family members were scheduled to visit the city this long weekend. -- Image courtesy of Columbus Sports Council
Georgia Soccer State Cup championships (shown here during a past tournament) were scheduled to take place Saturday through Monday in Columbus. The annual event and its $2.4 million economic impact was canceled Friday amid the threat of torrential rains forecast for the Southeast this weekend as what is expected to be Tropical Storm Alberto reaches the Gulf Coast. About 3,600 participants and thousands of family members were scheduled to visit the city this long weekend. -- Image courtesy of Columbus Sports Council

Tropical weather washes away Georgia soccer tourney, $2.4 million impact for Columbus

May 25, 2018 03:36 PM