BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH SOCCER
Our athletic park is located at 2310 Bliss Spillar Rd on land owned by The Marbridge Foundation. We have brought together 4 non-profits and created a healthier, happier community with thousands of smiling faces by having these 20 acres dedicated to athletic fields.
The current park contains four natural grass fields. We are the home base for Capital City Soccer Club, the Austin Women’s Soccer League and Austin Sports and Social Club KIDS. We rent out our fields to other organizations including The Archery Training Center, Neighborhood Sports flag football and others.
While our park is a functioning park that serves the community we have hopes and dreams to provide an even better facility. The complete park plan includes a proper parking surface, permanent lights, bathrooms, an indoor building, a walking trail, drinking fountains, a playground, art and 5,000 smiling faces every week!
It will take the generosity of people and organizations who believe in the power of sports and community. Want to help?
Sponsor The Park
We have 4 fields that are ready for a new sponsor name at a cost of $4,000 for two years. We are also looking for a sponsor name for the entire park! There is huge marketing value in naming a community park so we are looking for the right partner who shares our vision.
Play in Annual 5v5 Tournament
Sign up a team for our annual 5v5 soccer tournament. The tournament will be held on January 7, 2023. We will have youth an adult divisions again and we hope to sign up even more than the 90 teams we had last year. Be on the lookout for more information!
Donate to KICKIN
Donate on our website or through our KICKIN program to be named on our future "wall of champions" donor acknowledgement plaque.
Donate to our annual "I Live Here. I Give Here." Amplify Austin event in early March. Look for our social media posts about the largest community fundraiser in Austin in March each year. We have been participating since 2019 and have raised $7,000 to date.
Name BuildSoccer as your non-profit of choice when shopping Amazon through their smile.amazon.com website. .05% of your sale will go back to our park.
What organizations currently offer programs at the park?
Capital City Soccer Club is a select soccer club that offers training and league play for competitive boys and girls ages 6 to 19.
Austin Women's Soccer League provides league play for adult women soccer players at all ages and abilities. They have several divisions of play to offer interested players.
Austin SSC KIDS offers soccer training and league play for the recreational boys and girls ages 2 to 10.
For park rental consideration please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-844-9603. Please note we give precedence to youth non-profits. We charge $50 per hour and $75 per hour with lights - we only have one field with lights. We are not currently staffed to accommodate one-off rentals and our long-term rentals combined with required field rest keeps the park are mostly booked up. All renters must have a COI that names Marbridge on the policy.
This is Important
Athletics and competitive sports are vital to a child's development into a healthy, well-rounded adult. Austin kids are underserved with soccer parks especially in comparison to surrounding cities in Texas!
Did You Know? And Can You Believe This?
The City of Austin maintains zero soccer parks. While Travis County maintains 22 fields in 3 different parks, these parks are in the suburbs and are on average a 45 minute drive from the location of our proposed soccer park.
Bexar County recently invested $80 million supporting 73 soccer fields across 8 soccer parks.
The Dallas Parks and Rec Department maintains 96 soccer fields; 38 lighted and 58 non-lighted. When adding the suburbs that number triples.
Harris County maintains approx 196 soccer fields across 20 parks within/near the city loop. When adding the suburbs that number doubles.
HEALTHY, ACTIVE, FAMILY BONDING
We have goals to continue to serve the community after the soccer park is built!
- Coach a Marbridge Special Olympics soccer team and provide soccer clinics to support active, healthy lifestyles of the Marbridge residents.
- Launch a Soccer for Success Program which is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s program for youth development that uses running sports leagues to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in low-income urban neighborhoods.
- Become host to TOPSoccer which is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities.
- Partner with other organizations in the community such as group exercise clubs, after school care programs, summer camps and more to fully utilize the park.
- Support other sports programs such as flag football and lacrosse.
- Integrate with more Marbridge residents through work internships, paid positions for field management and volunteer opportunities.
- Become a site for regional Special Olympics events.
- Utilize technology to optimize the park availability for interested organizations in the community.