Target and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced a major partnership to build 100 new soccer play spaces by 2020. Target committed $6 million to support the Foundation in its effort to turn underutilized spaces into safe and accessible soccer pitches.
The first three pitches through the partnership will be built in Chicago, where MLS recently hosted its All-Star Game. This partnership is a critical step in its efforts to increase the number of safe spaces across the country. It is essential that we provide areas for our youth to learn the game in a safe way in order to continue growth of the sport within the United States. Furthermore, it cements Target’s effort to make a long-term impact across the country and in communities to serve our children.
“We are thrilled to partner with Target to make soccer more accessible to hundreds of thousands of children across the country, ensuring our nation’s youth have safe play spaces right in their neighborhoods,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “By working with Target, we will transform underutilized spaces into hubs for physical activity, making wellness attainable to all.”