The Ground Set to Expand Indoor Soccer Footprint in Chinatown
The Ground is somewhat of a best-kept-secret in Chinatown for soccer lovers. The onetime glass warehouse offers an indoor field for all ages and a bar up front. It’s popular for kids parties and local leagues.
And now it’s getting bigger.
Six months since opening, business is booming. So much so, that even Chelsea Piers, starved for space, rents the field to book some of its clinics.
Word on the street is that ownership is expanding in a big way. The Ground bought the building behind – right around the corner at 130 Madison Street – and will open a souped-up version of same. Larger field, more programs and clinics for kids, and small bar room for spectators. It’s the squat structure and front parking lot abutting the roadway, which had been on the market for years.
Construction just began with a goal of opening the expanded Ground sometime in March.