The Shindigz National Soccer Festival has evolved into a true festival including youth clinics put on by major universities, golf outings, a wide range of live entertainment, opportunities for youth involvement, food vendors, tailgating parties, giveaway prizes, and, for the 21 and older crowd, beer tents. Starting in 2010 a spring event was added, featuring in-state rivals Notre Dame vs. Indiana University. In the spring, Division I soccer programs are only allowed to play other universities on five different days, all of which contribute to their spring record. Fort Wayne was treated to one of the five allowable playing dates from IU and Notre Dame. For the first time ever Fort Wayne’s Parkview Field (baseball park) was transformed to a soccer field in order to allow spectators to watch as Notre Dame and IU battled it out through double overtime and a game deciding shoot out.
The Shindigz National Soccer Festival is honored every year to bring in teams that are top ranked in the country. Due to the great history of the event, ShindigZ National Soccer Festival has been recognized nationally as the premier collegiate soccer event!