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Nike Replaced the Pitch at the Stanton Street Soccer Field; Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown’ is Happening

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

After nine years of constant use and abuse, the shredded Nike soccer field on Stanton Street is finally on the road to rehabilitation. The sports brand is currently replacing the field and should wrap by mid-month. New turf carpeting is already in place while other materials lie in wait on the adjacent basketball courts. Honestly, […]

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Reader Report: Child Steps on Exposed Needle in the Nike Field Turf on Stanton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

Rumors surfaced earlier this week that the Showdown in Chinatown (now, simply “Showdown”) is on shaky ground this year. The annual event – begun by the Steve Nash Foundation in 2008 – might be sidelined due to the disastrous condition of the field. Yes, the well-worn nature of the pitch is a testament to the importance […]

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Rumor: Defective Stanton Street Soccer Field Sidelines Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown (For Now)

Last modified May 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Nine years after Nike “gifted” a soccer field on Stanton Street, the pitch is totaled. The conditions here are terrible, and downright dangerous. As previously reported, the turf has been deteriorating at an alarming rate, especially since 2010. With good reason; it’s used constantly and at all hours. The turf is so far gone that […]

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NY Red Bulls Sponsor New Soccer ‘Mini Pitch’ in the Old Open Road Park on 12th Street

Posted March 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

NYCFC isn’t the only club scoring points in the city. Earlier this week, the New York Red Bulls, alongside the U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks broke ground at the at University Settlement/Eastside Community High School on the Lower East Side for a Sport Court mini-pitch. It’s part of an effort to establish a solid future for the […]

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Parks Department in Negotiations with Donors to Replace Defective Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

Nike’s resurfacing of astroturf in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Stanton Street was cause for celebration back in 2006. That was a World Cup summer, and the new installation hosted several inaugural events, including an appearance by F.C. Barcelona. The installation was part of a joint initiative between the athletic company and FieldTurf USA Inc. […]

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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 […]

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FC Bayern Munich Hosting Happy Hour at Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

If World Cup withdrawal has gotten the best of you, there’s plenty of upcoming soccer action happening in the city to get you through the dry spell. Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery is holding an extended happy hour on August 1, to host the Bundesliga’s very own FC Bayern, following tonight’s match as part of […]

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6th Annual ‘Kicking + Screening’ Soccer Film Festival Begins Today

Posted April 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

There’s been a lot of footie chatter recently. New York’s newest club “NYCFC” is on the supporter prowl; their latest mural splayed on a Canal and Broadway facade. The team has also recently unveiled the new subway token-inspired team crest at the Adidas Store on Houston. Top that all off with the fact that we’re only […]

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Parks Department Ending Night Soccer at Nike Field on Stanton

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.

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Showdown in Chinatown Happens Tonight in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Last modified July 20, 2012 at 1:05 am

The fifth annual Showdown in Chinatown to benefit the Steve Nash Foundation happens tonight at 6:30pm in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Stanton.

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