Windy City Wanderers Blown Away by StreetStadia

December 5, 2013
Windy City Wanderers Blown Away by StreetStadia

Windy City Wanderers FA (WCW FA) is the only adult recreational soccer organisation in Chicago, USA that is also a part of the official international soccer family. This includes the Illinois State Soccer Association, the US Adult Soccer Association, US Soccer and of course, FIFA. This privileged position allows them to offer teams and players the best possible experience and quality, but at the recreational level.

WCW FA runs Coed, Mens and Womens 11v11 and 5-a-side leagues, tournaments and pickup games. It caters for all levels of experience from the total beginner to the college player. On any given week, WCW FA has between 50 and 100 teams playing.

In 2011 Four Plus One was launched as its newest offering.  Four Plus One is modelled on the incredibly popular 5-a-side leagues that we know and love here in the UK – it’s estimated that in the UK more people play 5-a-side football than 11-a-side.

FourPlusOne Windy City Wanderers Blown Away by StreetStadia

These guys first came across StreetStadia after our US distributor – Premier Soccer Solutions Inc. – began following Four Plus One via their Twitter feed. After being intrigued by the name, they visited our website and realised the StreetStadia was unlike anything available in the States and could help them overcome the soccer field shortage problems they have in Chicago.  WCW FA also believe in the power of 5-a-side football and were looking for a way to launch the Four Plus One program.

Unlike most other leagues, Four Plus One believes in playing within a purpose built ‘cage’ or enclosed pitch with boards around the edge.  It comes as no surprise then that they purchased a 30m x 20m StreetStadia suitable for official 5-a-side games – including larger 12ft x 8ft goals.  You may recall earlier this year that we blogged about the 30m x 20m pitch being the popular choice for US customers.  The StreetStadia features prominently in the Four Plus One league and you can see footage and interviews with teams by clicking here.

We wanted to know more about why WCW FA chose the StreetStadia so, we asked them.  Matt Rosine, Presidentat Four Plus One, commented:

Here at Four Plus One we found StreetStadia to be an integral part of our program, allowing us to reach out to adults and children alike. The portability of the StreetStadia allows us to alleviate the city’s field shortage problem and take the experience of playing 5-a-side soccer out into the community

We plan to purchase more StreetStadia in order to expose more adults to our way of playing the game, and also begin to introduce a Youth Academy too. The academy would place a heavy emphasis on fun, having the ball at your feet, and just getting to play with minimal instruction and coaching.

StreetStadia still remains the only product of it’s kind to be manufactured here in the UK – the home of football.  If you would like more information on StreetStadia please contact our friendly team on 01302 725577 or email us.



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