showdown in chinatown
Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street is in Terrible Shape; Parks Department Considers Repair a Priority
Posted January 14, 2015 at 9:22 am
Repairing the dilapidated (nay, dangerous) Nike soccer field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a high priority, according to the Parks Department. Nearly nine years after its media-friendly debut, the Nike-built pitch is in tatters. Literally. The turf carpeting is a dangerous minefield of burrs, divots, and even exposed metal base. One athlete who plays […]
Last modified June 27, 2014 at 8:29 am
As we neared Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the summery jingle of ice cream trucks, overworked engines of delivery vehicles, and general afternoon din of the Lower East Side was replaced with a growing festive atmosphere. Speakers pumped out Top 40 dance remixes and people milled about. The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance for Steve Nash’s […]
Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:11 am
World Cup excitement is at a fever pitch (pun intended), and this week footballers, basketballers, giddy children, and fans of all ages will take to Sara D. Roosevelt Park for Steve Nash’s 7th Annual Showdown NYC, to benefit the Steve Nash Foundation. With world class talent always showing up for the 8-a-side street match, and with the US […]
Posted May 20, 2014 at 10:35 am
Save the date: Steve Nash’s 7th annual Showdown in Chinatown NYC will get underway next month. As usual, the roster will remain a mystery until game time, but never disappoints – last year the teams were chock full of football and NBA fan favorites. Regardless of skill, each year the players deliver plenty of personality on the pitch, and […]
Posted March 13, 2014 at 10:03 am
A lot has been happening on the New York footie front as of late. You may recall back in May 2013, Major League Soccer announced that NYC would become, once again, a two-team town, with the introduction of New York City Football Club. The expansion team is backed by the bigwigs of the Premier League’s Manchester […]
Last modified June 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm
The air was thick with humidity and anticipation for the 6th annual Showdown in Chinatown. The children were having their usual pre-match kickabout on the pitch. Fans clamored up the bleachers to stake out seats. Remixed radio favorites blared across Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A festive vibe, for sure. The players arrived promptly at 6:15 […]
Posted June 26, 2013 at 6:13 am
Just a reminder to all Showdown fans that this year’s eight-a-side street footie match kicks off tonight at 6:30pm in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Last modified June 13, 2013 at 9:12 am
In just under two weeks, footballers and basketball players will descend on Sarah D. Roosevelt Park to play in Steve Nash’s “Showdown In Chinatown.” This year, in addition to the Lower East Side action, The Steve Nash Foundation will also debut a Showdown in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 14. Despite Nash’s hip injury during […]
Posted March 26, 2013 at 6:50 am
Mark your calendars footie fans, because a date has been set for Steve Nash’s annual Showdown in Chinatown, benefiting the Steve Nash Foundation.
Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:48 am
Turn on the lights! That is the grassroots message posed to the Parks Department regarding their decision to end night soccer at the Nike field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.