Getting Started: A Brief Look at a Sample Urban Soccer Park

Posted by Christine Kwon on Aug 28, 2019 6:49:00 AM
Christine Kwon

 

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At Urban Soccer Park, we want every field to be a long-term success. And that all starts with making sure our clients understand every step of the process. We work closely with you from the start, so you can make informed decisions, and feel great about your choice at the end of the day. 

 

Every Urban Soccer Park is customizable, but we’d like to share an example of a standard one-field layout to give you an overview of the features and process. A typical one-field Urban Soccer Park requires 4,840 square feet, which includes a 50’x80’ field and an aisle for benches and bleachers. Every USP field is entirely contained by walls and netting (including the “roof”) so there’s never any danger of stray balls flying out. 

 

The fields feature a modular system, which is made of pro-tubular goals, metal tubular goal netting, and 45-inch silver panel boards. One of our most unique attributes is that we do not require any foundation, pouring, or penetrations of the ground, which allows us to build on a vast array of surfaces. We’ve converted parking lots, rooftops, old tennis courts, dirt plots, and many more spaces. This design allows us to quickly install and even move the field, giving you the option for relocation in the future. At the same time, USP fields are self-standing, heavily weighted, and built to last. 

 

Finding real estate is one of the most important steps of the process, and we are happy to use our expertise to help you identify a space for your field. One of the best options for many of our clients is collaborating with local school districts. Schools often have valuable land that is essentially unused during nights and weekends. Nights and weekends are typically prime usage hours for most field owners, so it’s a win-win for both parties. The school gets a world-class sports facility, and you are able to provide your market with easy access and shortened driving times. 

 

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We also recommend working with city municipalities, which can help you identify key land opportunities in your town. In many cases, municipalities are required to activate dormant spaces quickly after a demolition, which makes USP’s speedy installation and mobile field an  appealing and practical solution. Parks and Recreation departments also love our product, and implement our ⅓ ⅓ ⅓ model (⅓ time used for free public usage, ⅓ time used for social good programming, ⅓ time used for revenue generation for maintenance) which allows for diverse, year-round programming and long-term sustainability. 

 

Urban Soccer Parks are ideal for retail spaces, particularly empty storefronts, courtyards or underutilized parking lots. Our parks are known to enliven these areas and drive much-needed foot traffic. It’s similar to an ice rink during the holidays, but even better because USP compels year-round engagement from a wide audience. Our fields are low maintenance and require little space, yet support a high number of individuals and boast huge benefits for both the casual and competitive athlete. And when partnered with clubs, leagues, and event organizers, they are a magnet for businesses, sponsors, and most importantly the community. 

 

USP participants run the gamut of age ranges and skill level, so we’ve prioritized safety and quality for both youth and adults. Our fields have been tested and meet the highest standards for kids (IPEMA Safety Certification F1487 - 17 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public use). We’ve also intentionally made our fields customizable with a slate of add-ons to meet your specific needs. For example, you can add LED lights to allow for nighttime play. You decide between Environmental Turf or Pro Futsal flooring. You can also increase the spectator area, add lounges and conference rooms, lockers, a snack bar, and more. We work with you to evaluate your needs based off of clientele, location, and resources. 

 

As a mission-driven company that’s passionate about spreading small-sided soccer throughout the U.S., your success is our success. Wherever the place, USP offers a high-efficiency option that outperforms other sports venues when it comes to user satisfaction, sustainability, and ease of installation. We want to provide you the tools and knowledge to make your dream field a reality. Contact us today to get started.

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