Beast of the East Soccer

Don't be surprised to see more kids than usual in shorts and tees in Greenville this weekend. Soccer Moms -- and dads -- will be driving around town and restaurants will be busy.

It's time for Beast of the East!

Youth soccer players from across the region will be heading to Greenville for the 28th annual Bojangles Beast of the East Soccer Tournament.

The tournament, hosted by the Pitt Greenville Soccer Association, will bring together teams of girls and boys ages 9-18.

Soccer matches on Saturday and Sunday will be played at four locations in the Greenville area: The Pitt Greenville Soccer Association's Soccerplex on N.C. 43, the Bradford Creek Soccer Complex on Old Pactolus Road, East Carolina University's Johnson Soccer Stadium off Charles Boulevard next to Clark-LeClair baseball stadium and North Recreational Complex on Highway 264 East.

The host hotel is the Holiday Inn on Greenville Boulevard.