As of 2016, there are over 3 million youth soccer players in the US, and among 12-17 year olds, MLS is now more popular than MLB. By all measures, soccer is surging in popularity. As participation rates skyrocket and soccer in the US now rivals the sport’s popularity in Europe, towns and cities across the nation suffer from substandard facilities and limited real estate to support its growth.
The Urban Soccer Park mission is to match the growth and excitement of soccer in the US with the most outstanding facilities. The founders recognized this need after playing soccer extensively throughout Europe and the US, and noticing some important trends:
• There is a shortage of high-quality fields for practice and games • There is an over-abundance of underutilized real estate (parking lots; tennis courts) • Small-sided soccer has taken off in Europe, with 3,000 fields installed in Germany alone in the past 3 years • Small, shorter, faster-paced sports (that require less space) have taken off in the US in recent years
Urban Soccer Park provides an affordable, turnkey solution for a variety of buyers who are looking for ways to support the demand for soccer in their neighborhood, and promote excitement, community development and player camaraderie. USP offers a unique combination of Sport, Community and Court that draws players, family and friends to play and experience small-sided soccer in a totally new and captivating way.
Urban Soccer Park is a proud partner of Street Soccer USA. Street Soccer USA is a social enterprise with revenue-generating leagues and tournaments that leverage private donors and corporate responsibility donations to fund in-school, after school, community based club, and adult programs that improve the future of youth and young adults.