June 25, 2018
Salt Lake County and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation Celebrate New Community Futsal Courts
Clayton Scrivner -
SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation will celebrate the opening of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm.
Mayor Ben McAdams, ReAL Salt Lake owner DeLoy Hansen, team captain Kyle Beckerman and teammate Brooks Lennon, Leo the Lion and other dignitaries will join youth soccer enthusiasts from the neighborhood to open the courts to the public.
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.
“I appreciate ReAL Salt Lake for being a great community partner by championing this project,” said Mayor Ben McAdams. “Thanks to this partnership, youth and adult soccer enthusiasts continue to benefit.”
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation provided the land for the courts and RSL Foundation funded the cost of construction in partnership with Rocky Mountain Power and Mobilite.
Constitution Park is located adjacent to Northwest Recreation Center at 1300 West 300 North in Salt Lake City.