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For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2013
Media Contact:
Scott Georgeson

305-873-8765

Edith Torres

305-755-7862

Soccer 5 USA Hosts Its Grand Opening at Tropical Park March 23 & 24, With a Weekend of Free Soccer Fun


Miami Soccer 5 celebrates the Grand Opening of its newest, state-of the-art Soccer 5 sports complex at Tropical Park with a weekend of free soccer fun for all ages, March 23 & 24, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami.

 

The Grand Opening weekend will feature free play for children, adults and teams.  Children play free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and adults and co-ed games will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Pre-registration is required by calling 305-873-8765, email info@soccer5usa.com  or text 'soccer5' to 313131.

Other activities scheduled for the weekend include:  

- Meet the Soccer 5 Academy Coaches and enjoy free coaching clinics
- Register for Soccer 5 Academy Spring Break Camp
- Bring your friends for a 7 v 7 challenge game
- Enjoy Co-Ed Saturday evening
- Play Soccer 5 Get In The Game
- 50% discount on Gatorade, Water and Hot Dogs
- Become a member and enjoy early adult evening field rentals starting on March 25. 

Soccer 5 Tropical Park is a second location for Miami Soccer 5, which until now only operated at Kendall Soccer Park.  The new soccer complex features 4G turf game fields for "5 v 5," "6 v 6," and "7 v 7" games, providing play opportunities for all ages and abilities. Open Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. - midnight, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - midnight, programs will include the Soccer 5 Academy providing soccer instructions to children ages 3-12; spring, winter and summer camp opportunities; and hourly field rentals. A third facility is scheduled to open soon at Amelia Earhart Park, located at 401 East 65 Street, in Hialeah, FL.

"I cannot thank the Miami Dade Parks team and our Soccer 5 Design and Construction Team enough for all their efforts over the past 12 months making this dream possible," said Scott Georgeson, Soccer 5 Miami President.  "It is an exciting time for us at Soccer 5 as we continue to expand our business in Miami built on the success of our public/private partnership with Miami Dade Parks," he added.

"The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is delighted to partner with The Soccer 5 vision to provide an outstanding experience for this community through soccer," said Allison Diego, Director of Business Development, Fundraising and Advocacy for Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.  "We are happy to be a part of this celebration," she added.

About Miami Soccer 5 (www.miamisoccer5.com)
Soccer 5 USA is the evolution of 5v5 soccer in the USA, a game for all ages and skill levels for all who play soccer, talk soccer, and shop soccer. Its mission is to promote the game of soccer in every city around the USA via its platform of Soccer 5 USA operations, Soccer 5 live video and forums, the Soccer 5 Academy and a Soccer 5 shop powered by passion! For further information on Soccer 5 USA, contact Scott Georgeson, President, US Soccer 5, LLC, Tel: 1-888-575-2976.
The Soccer 5 Foundation benefits from the donation of up to 10% of Soccer 5's profits which are utilized to support the growth of soccer in Miami to promote and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle within the local community. Funds are distributed to create spaces to play, grants for coaching tuition and developmental scholarships, among other initiatives.

About Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For more information about Miami-Dade Parks, call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's effort to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.