June 20 2017
Real Salt Lake’s Leo the Lion, Kids Kick-off the County’s Newest Mini Soccer Courts
Real Salt Lake’s Leo the Lion, kids kick-off the county’s newest mini soccer courts
Salt Lake County’s Constitution Park newly transformed to include futsal facilities
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Real Salt Lake will celebrate the groundbreaking of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Wednesday, June 21st at approximately 6:15 pm.
Mayor Ben McAdams, Real Salt Lake team captain Kyle Beckerman, Leo the Lion and other dignitaries will join approximately 50 attendees of Real’s youth summer clinics to mark the beginning of the project’s construction.
Futsal is a derivative of soccer played on a basketball-sized hard court by two teams of five players each. Several international superstar soccer players have credited futsal with helping them develop quick reflex and ball control skills.
“Thanks to Real Salt Lake and other partners, we can offer a fun new opportunity to be active and stay fit,” said Mayor Ben McAdams. “Kids of all ages can try this out, work on their skills, or just get some exercise at the neighborhood park.”
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is providing the land for the courts and the RSL Foundation is funding the cost of construction in partnership with Rocky Mountain Power and Mobilite.
Another two-court futsal installation is planned to be built in Taylorsville at Taylorsville Park, also in cooperation with Salt Lake County.
Constitution Park is located adjacent to Northwest Rec Center at 1255 West 300 North in Salt Lake City.
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