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Murfreesboro, TN

Population: 117,983
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The city of Murfreesboro, TN, has become a capital of soccer in the south.

The city's $12.9 million Richard Siegel Soccer Complex hosts several regional and national events for US Youth Soccer. The complex features 15 fields and a championship showcase stadium. City officials estimated that hosting the US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals in 2011 brought in more than $8 million to the local economy.

The Murfreesboro Soccer Club is the largest soccer club in the city with about 2,000 players. There are also YMCA and church soccer leagues. Many Olympic Development Programs use facilities in Murfreesboro for training. Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, which has men's and women's soccer teams. In nearby Nashville, both Belmont University and Lipscomb University have Division I soccer teams.

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Murfreesboro also has four general use parks, a dog park, three pools, and a greenway system for hiking, walking, running, biking or in-line skating.

There are six golf courses in Rutherford County, many walking trails, Stones River and a Splash Pad. Percy Priest Lake is a short drive from Murfreesboro.

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