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If you're thinking of opening a soccer facility, you have a lot to consider—managing overhead, creating an appealing environment, and understanding your customer are all important factors for an entrepreneur in this field. At Urban Soccer Park, our mission is to empower owners and operators to develop their own thriving soccer community, so we've done the deep dive on every facet of planning, building, and operating a successful sports facility.
Over the past decade, the U.S. has come a long way from the converted hockey rinks and dilapidated warehouses of the ‘80s and ‘90s, both in our knowledge of the game and how customers want to experience the sport. Our philosophy behind the USP design is to enable owners to create an immersive experience for both player and spectator. So our customizable fields come with integrated seating, glass panels, and optional add-ons like energy-efficient LED lights, snack bars, lounges, locker rooms, and office space. We create layouts that efficiently drive a flow of traffic, and make it effortless for spectators to watch and enjoy. In our opinion, a modern facility can and should be inviting, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.
To accomplish this, we spent years combing the globe and researching how to manufacture the ideal materials to meet our standards. The result is an offering unlike any other—USP mini-pitches are modular and mobile, require no pouring, penetration, or foundation, can be installed in almost any location (rooftops, warehouses, schoolyards, gyms), yet are built to last and safe enough for even your youngest footballers.
This is where USP’s unmatched attention to detail comes to the forefront. Our cooling turf is specially engineered for small-sided soccer, while our proprietary Pro Futsal flooring is the only currently available solution for all conditions—wet, dry, indoors, and outdoors. All of our fields feature high-impact walls and containment netting, so you’ll never have to chase a ball again. From the tubular goals to the passageways to the direction the doors open, every minute detail of a USP facility is designed to enhance the player and viewer experience.
In creating a multi-faceted park, we’ve made USP facilities ideal for year-round programming and highly attractive to sponsorship and partners. Our walls are fully brand-able for logo and ad placement, and because our fields are so versatile, they cater to a wide range of age groups and skill levels. USP fields are perfect for competitive 5v5 tournaments, brand activations, adult co-ed and rec leagues, and club and academy training. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, our mini-pitches meet a particularly high demand for private and small-group sessions, as is recommended by the CDC.
USP fields also allow for more players per square foot than the traditional model, thereby increasing revenue twofold. For example, in the space it takes to house one arena soccer field, you can install two USP mini-pitches, accommodating 20 players versus their 12, and offering 6,000 annual prime time hours versus their 3,000. That’s the central tenant of Urban Soccer Park: You give customers more playing time in a better environment using less real estate. It’s low cost, high value.
At USP, we believe our company embodies a cultural shift in how soccer is played and experienced. On our fields, we want to generate connection, knowing that increasing access and quality of play are good for our communities, our businesses, and the sport. Five-a-side is a format enjoyed by millions worldwide by people of all walks of life because it’s fun and boasts undeniable developmental benefits. In fact, you might very well help foster the next Christian Pulisic or Gio Reyna on a USP field! As soccer parents, players, and facilitators ourselves, our hope is that every Urban Soccer Park will contribute to the growth of the culture, and the level and love of the sport right here in the U.S. Start planning your dream soccer facility and join us today.
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.
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 levels, 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 on 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.
We look forward to working with you!