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New York City Soccer Initiative


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the New York City Football Club, Etihad Airways, and adidas launched the NYC Soccer Initiative, a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that will build, maintain, and program 50 mini soccer pitches in underserved neighborhoods across the five boroughs in five years.

The partners pledge to invest a total of $3 million to build and maintain the pitches and provide free programming for New York City school children, focused on healthy, active living, and mentorship. The program will serve 10,000 young New Yorkers through after-school soccer and mentoring programs, such as soccer clinics, festivals, youth summits, and night leagues to promote safe, active, and connected communities; this will also include a partnership with the City's Young Men's Initiative, providing young men of color with mentorship opportunities.

Through constructing these new fields and supporting afterschool programming and mentoring, the NYC Soccer Initiative will repurpose underutilized public spaces in our most underserved neighborhoods, creating safe areas to promote physical health, youth development and community engagement. Site selection for the fields will be targeted towards neighborhoods that are focuses of the Mayor's Building Healthy Communities Initiative, the Parks Department's Community Parks Initiative, the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety or the Young Men's Initiative

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2021 Locations

New York City Soccer Initiative 2021 Locations Map
  • PS 184 Shuang Wen - 327 Cherry St, New York, NY 10002
  • Agnes Haywood Playground - E 215th St and Barnes Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10467
  • Wald Playground/ PS 188 The Island School - 442 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
  • PS 186 - 7601 19th Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11214
  • Vleigh Playground/PS 165 - 7035 150th St, Flushing, NY 11367
  • PS 1 - 335 East 152 Street, The Bronx, NY 10451
  • Bayside Playground - 102-15 Beach Channel Dr, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
  • PS 187 - 349 Cabrini Blvd, New York, NY 10033
  • PS 36 - 255 Ionia Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
  • Ps 57 - 140 Palma Dr, Staten Island, NY 10304
  • Louis Moser Playground - 25th Avenue and 76th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370
  • Col. Charles Young Playground - W 145 St &, Malcolm X Blvd, New York, 10037
  • Peter Minuit Playground- 1615 Madison Ave #3513, New York, NY 10029

2020 Locations

New York City Soccer Initiative 2020 Locations Map
  • Utopia Playground (Utopia, Queens) - 73rd Avenue &, Utopia Pkwy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
  • Pomonok Playground (Pomonok, Queens) - Kissena Blvd. &, 65th Ave, Flushing, NY 11367
  • Fresh Meadows Playground (Fresh Meadows, Queens) - 173rd St, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
  • PS 007 (East Harlem, Manhattan) - 160 E 120th St, New York, NY 10035
  • PS 60 (Bulls Head, Staten Island) - 55 Merrill Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
  • PS 18 (Randall Manor, Staten Island) - 221 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310
  • IS 117 Joseph H Wade (Tremont) - 1865 Morris Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453

2019 Locations

New York City Soccer Initiative 2019 Locations Map
  • Moore Playground (East Harlem, Manhattan) - East 130th, Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10037
  • Equity Playground (Woodhaven, Queens) - 91-02 88th Ave, Woodhaven, NY 11421
  • PS 150 (Brownsville, Brooklyn) - 364 Sackman St, Brooklyn, NY 11212
  • PS 142 (Lower East Side, Manhattan) - 100 Attorney St, New York, NY 10002
  • J Hood Wright Park (Washington Heights, Manhattan) - W. 173 St &, Haven Ave, New York, NY 10033
  • Neptune Playground (Coney Island, Brooklyn) - 2840 W 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224
  • Century Playground (Coney Island, Brooklyn) - 2951 West 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11224
  • People’s Park (Mott Haven, Bronx) - 535 E 141st St, Bronx, NY 10454
  • PS 42 (Arden Heights, Staten Island) - 380 Genesee Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Flushing/Corona, Queens) - Corona, NY 11368

2018 Locations

New York City Soccer Initiative 2018 Locations Map
  • Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 45/P.S. 46 Edgar Allan Poe (Belmont, Bronx)
  • Hostos Lincoln Academy of Science/ P.S. X010/I.S. 584/University Prep Charter High School (Woodstock, Bronx)
  • I.S. 384 Frances E. Carter/ P.S. 053 (Bushwick, Brooklyn)
  • Playground 62/P.S. 220 Edward Mandel (Forest Hills/Corona, Queens)
  • The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School 72 (New Springville, Staten Island)
  • The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School 72 (Second pitch at site)
  • P.S. 180 Hugo Newman (Harlem, Manhattan)
  • Riverdale Avenue Community School P.S. 446/Riverdale Avenue Middle School (Brownsville, Brooklyn)
  • M.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (Baychester, Bronx)
  • Castle Hill Playground/ Castle Hill Middle School/Linden Tree Elementary School (Parkchester, Bronx)
  • Junior High School 123 James M. Kieran/ The School for Inquiry and Social Justice (Soundview, Bronx)

2017 Locations

New York City Soccer Initiative Map
  • P.S. 083 Luis Munoz Rivera/ The Bilingual Bicultural School 182, Manhattan
  • P.S. 184 Shuang Wen, Manhattan
  • P.S. 093 Albert G. Oliver, Bronx
  • P.S. 66, Brooklyn
  • Triborough Bridge Playground (B), Queens
  • P.S. 019 Marino Jeantet, Queens
  • Frederick Johnson Playground, Manhattan
  • Irwin Altman Middle School 172/Hillside Park, Queens
  • I.S. 49 Berta A. Dreyfus/ Eagle Academy for Young Men of Staten Island, Staten Island
  • P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods/Woods Playground, Brooklyn

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A special thank you to our partners for making this first of its kind initiative a reality. The NYC Soccer Initiative will utilize the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success program and builds off the success of the New York City Football Club's Healthy Hat-Trick program. Nationally, these initiatives have served more than 15,000 young people with after-school programming, positively impacting youth in making healthier food choices and improving confidence.