After Carlstadt in 2014 and Philadelphia in 2017, the Sofive group decided to contact us for the construction of its new centre in Brooklyn, Rockville and Meadowlands. The market of indoor soccer in the USA is in exponential growth and WSBSPORT is proud to be the official supplier of one of the most active actors of the East Coast: Sofive Soccer Centers.
What we did
The first club is designed to be pure excellence: positioned in the full inhabited centre of Brooklyn and connected with six different lines of the subway, it develops in a single great classroom with 10 fields, eight pairs and two individuals. It is, in fact, the largest football club in Brooklyn and thanks to the spacious clubhouse designed for important events it will feature large-scale events.
In this case, the project is inserted inside a large double-nave shed and has managed to obtain space for 4 pairs of coupled fields for a total of 8 fields. The club this time was conceived as an open space, with the space around the fields dedicated to restoration and events.
We installed 8 state-of-the-art 5-a-side soccer fields equipped with the latest-generation turf from Italgreen, filled with SBR non-toxic rubber to ensure greater playability and safety. The new Sofive Rockville was very well received in town, so much so that Wayne Rooney was one of the first visitors.
After all, five-a-side soccer is very popular in England and Wayne probably felt nostalgic for it.
Sofive founders Jean Damien and Charles approached WSBSPORT when they started their pilot club in New York. One of the key decisions they needed to take was about the most suitable location. They had picked 2 sites that seemed perfect, one of them had room for 4 courts and the other for 8 courts.
We recommended the 8 courts one, by saying that they would have filled them up easily in peak hours, but the budget wasn’t available and they were about to choose a smaller one.
Sofive founders are very prepared and competent young entrepreneurs capable of attracting investors’ money to their ventures. In order to overcome the impasse, we decided to rent them, instead of selling, the structures for the 4 additional courts.
This allowed them to budget for the larger facility virtually using the same investment.
WSBSPORT has extended the rental model for the new clubs as well.
As from standard SOFIVE, all the fields are of grey colour with green protections, by now a recognizable mark of the famous brand, and they exhibit a synthetic lawn of the last generation filled with sand and rubber SBR protected so that to guarantee a feeling similar to that of the kick to 11. All the fields are finally, equipped with television cameras to 360º in the degree to directly transmit the most important moments of the matches in the socials preferred network.