Soccer fans based in Long Island City are in luck: A new soccer field by Socceroof is coming to the neighborhood.
Located at 36-39 35th St. in Dutch Kills, this will be the Socceroof’s first location in Queens. The first Socceroof facility in the city is located on 14b 53rd Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Socceroof was created by Frenchmen Jerome Meary and Jean-David Tartour with the goal of spreading a passion of soccer into the hearts of North Americans. Their mission is to build a community by bringing soccer enthusiasts and players together both online and offline.
The “roof” aspect of Socceroof helps make soccer more accessible for those who live in urban areas, like the New York City Metropolitan area, since it promotes the full usage of buildings for its facilities.
The Newmark Group, a major commercial real estate advising firm headed by CEO Barry M. Gosin, assisted in the lease signing. Those represented in the tenant transaction for the building were Newmark’s Senior Managing Director Jordan Gosin, Managing Director Josh Gosin and Associate Director Alex Rosenblum.
“We have been working with Socceroof for the past eight years, and it’s been phenomenal seeing their growth within the city,” Gosin said. “They bring a sense of community and enthusiasm for the sport to the areas in which they serve and offer a great place for area youth as well as adults to sharpen their skills.”
The facilities will be built on 10,000-square-feet of the 20,000-square-feet of the building, which was built in 1952.
The brand will be taking over half of the 20,000-square-foot property, and will soon open the facility inside the 10,000-square-foot space with the help of their General Manager Jonathan Lupinelli.
Construction of the facility is still in the works, but should be open to the public some time in the fall of 2021.
Socceroof facilities can be privately booked for both recreational and business events while recreational pick-up, youth, and adult soccer leagues are also available to the public.
To learn more about Socceroof’s rates and programs, visit www.socceroof.com.
This story was updated on Friday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m.