About the Initiative
Pro Iowa, through a unique $1 Million partnership with Musco Lighting and Kick it Forward, is donating 10 futsal-sized pitches (mini-pitches) to communities across the state. These mini-pitches offer the opportunity to rejuvenate abandoned courts and areas with limited space, creating a fun and active place celebrating the spirit of teamwork, empowerment, and fitness around the game of soccer.
What is a Mini-Pitch?
Musco's Mini-Pitch System™ Modular Sports Solutions are designed for futsal, and come fully equipped with lighting, fencing, goals, and benches, and will be open to the public. Each mini-pitch will also feature it's own uniquely-designed court!
All 10 Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch locations have been announced stretching from Sioux City, to Council Bluffs, to Des Miones and Marion. Many of the Mini-Pitches have been constructed and are open to the public today, while others will be undergoing construction soon. All locations will be opened by Summer 2021!
Futsal is a fast-paced, scaled-down soccer game played on a hard surface with dimensions similar to a basketball court. Games consist of four field players plus a goalkeeper. Futsal has many benefits for both beginner and advanced players alike, including:
- Improving player decision making skills
- Providing players with more touches in-game
- Developing player confidence in 1v1 scenarios
- Increasing player creativity on the pitch
- Improving player reaction time
From the Community
“This commitment from Pro Iowa and Musco Lighting serves as a blueprint for soccer influencers and professional soccer franchises across the United States to follow. Thousands of kids will grow up playing on these Mini-Pitch Systems while indulging themselves in a realistic dream of being a Pro Iowa player one day.”
- Matt Sahag, Founder of Kick it Forward
“Iowa Storm is excited to utilize the new Sunrise Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch for off-season leagues and pickup games to help develop our players foot skills and creativity. We look forward to sponsoring the court windscreens and our club is excited to support professional soccer in Iowa."
- Craig Naeve, Director of Coaching at Iowa Storm
“Pro Iowa is about making world’s game accessible to all Iowans. We couldn’t imagine better partners than Musco Lighting and Kick it Forward with their mission of fostering community through soccer. By providing safer places for young people to play, we can continue to strengthen our growing community of young soccer fans throughout the state ahead of our professional soccer club and stadium debut.”
- Kyle Krause, Krause Group chairman & CEO
Pro Iowa Mini-Pitches
We will announce the construction date soon! Stay tuned for more information.
Stay tuned for more information and finalized construction dates!
Stay tuned for more information and construction dates!