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Aydin Gonulsen Memorial - General Info

Aydin Gonulsen Memorial Tournament - 2024

S.A.S.A. Soccer Complex | APRIL  5-7, 2024

In honor of Aydin Gonulsen( SSU/UIS Former AD and Soccer Coach - '43-'21) SASA will be hosting our spring tournament in Springfield Illinois.

Aydin impacted so many lives with his positive influence that lead to a better life. Such a wonderful personality with a beautiful positive attitude, he could put a smile on everyone's face. 
Aydin is the reason we have such a great soccer community and it was him who made it happen. He put Springfield and Sangamon State University on the soccer map nationally.
He enriched our community bringing in players from all over the country and internationally, many who stayed and put down roots here in Springfield and became youth soccer coaches at SASA. They improved our local players and led to Springfield producing great talent along with numerous high school and club championships over the years.

Ed Rose

Ed Rose

Assistant Director of Coaching/Tournament Director

Phone: 217-761-8743


Tournament Details: 

U7-U15 Boys and Girls U16-U19 Boys Only

Application Deadline is Monday March 25, 2024

-Quality Fields 1 Facility
-Finals in all brackets (except for 5 team brackets)
-Free Parking, 
-Multiple flights Elite (top) Classic (bottom)
-Experienced Referees
- Tournament Fees:
U7-U8 B & G $325 4v4
U9-U10 B & G $575.00 7v7
U11 - U12 B & G $650.00 9v9
U13 - U15 B & G $675.00 11v11
U16- U19 Boys $700.00 11v11

If mailing in payment please send it to the below address

P.O. Box 904
Springfield IL, 62705 


Click HERE for driving directions/field location.

- 5 full size tournament-quality soccer fields; 12 intermediate tournament-quality fields
- 1 main lighted field in case of night use
- Great competition from all over the Midwest
- Scheduling requests encouraged and worked around
- The complex includes a multi-purpose building with concession areas
- Soccer Vendors, Specialty Food Vendors and other exciting amenities on location


We have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMSTM to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels near our venue. This is a Stay to Play event. In order to participate, all out of town teams are required to book all hotel rooms through TRAVELING TEAMSTM.

Click HERE to choose your hotel. Do not book your hotel through any other travel agent and do not contact the hotel directly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

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Local attractions including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library/Museum, Abraham Lincoln sites, White Oaks Mall. Great central location in Springfield, Illinois. Couple of hours from the Chicago and St. Louis areas. Great hotel options to suit every team budget and taste
Great Restaurants throughout the city, don’t forget to try our specialty “ Horseshoes” Convenient location- games will be played in one facility

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