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Big Car’s Indy City Futbol Turns 4

Brings Goals to West Side Neighborhood Park
Published Apr 14, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Friday, April 14, 2017) — Big Car’s Indy City Futbol turns four this year and announced today a continuing partnership with Holladay Properties that will allow the League to provide soccer goals for neighbors in around the developments at Central State.

Indy City Futbol is a unique neighborhood-themed recreational soccer league. With games played at Indy Parks and Recreation’s track and athletic field at Central State, neighborhood teams with names like Mass Ave United and Sporting Herron Morton compete for the League trophy and the chance to claim the title as the best soccer team in the city. European football-style crests for each team created by Designer Ross Shafer adorn the players’ shirts at each competition, solidifying the neighborhood focus of each team.

But this isn’t just another recreational league. Teams are not only judged on wins and losses but can earn additional points by volunteering together in their neighborhoods, or by commuting together to the games.

“Indy City Futbol not only facilitates the fun and camaraderie that soccer brings to its players but the kind of community engagement that can only come from getting out and being present with your neighbors,” said League Commissioner Jordan Updike.

Players over 18 may register for only $120 at www.indycityfutbol.com; games will be played on Wednesday evenings from May 17th through August 16th, with the champion crowned at halftime of the August 26th Indy Eleven game vs. Jacksonville Armada FC.

“We’ve been excited to work with such a great group of sponsors and partners, including Reverie Estates, Indy Eleven, and Holladay Properties” said Big Car Executive Director Jim Walker, “It’s because of their commitment, and some generous Indy City Futbol players that we’re now able to start giving back to our neighborhoods." 

"Holladay Properties is excited to partner with Indy City Futbol on the purchase and use of new soccer goals out at Central State,” said Holladay Properties developer Derek Naber. “As master developer for the entire redevelopment project, we know the importance of strategic programming in order to revitalize a neighborhood and Indy City Futbol is the perfect group to bring to Central State.”

Indy City Futbol is also continuing its 4 year partnership with Indy Eleven. “We’ve been proud to be a part of Indy City Futbol’s development since Day 1,” said Indy Eleven Marketing Director Katie Donnar. “Indy Eleven is focused on bringing the world’s game to the people of Indianapolis; not just through our professional players in the stadium, but to the neighborhood kids who dream of being those players themselves. Indy City Futbol’s focus on developing neighborhoods through soccer couldn’t be a better fit.”

The league was inspired by a similar program in Detroit Michigan, called Detroit City Futbol (www.detroitcityfutbol.com).

Each team’s t-shirts will be sponsored by a local business in the team’s neighborhood. Local companies interested in sponsoring may email jordan@indycityfutbol.com for more information.

 

Contact: Jordan Updike
Email: jordan@indycityfutbol.com
Web: www.indycityfutbol.com

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