GreenFields Installs Turf in First-of-its-Kind Field Inside Transit Station
In partnership with non-profit Soccer in the Streets and Atlanta United FC, GreenFields brings soccer to communities in need
GreenFields is the worldwide leader in artificial sports turf innovation, and they’re living up to that reputation in a local Atlanta community by joining the team that’s pioneering transit-oriented play. Along with the non-profit organization Soccer in the Streets, GreenFields is installing a small-sided community soccer field at the Five Points MARTA station in the heart of downtown Atlanta, thanks to a generous grant provided by Atlanta United FC, the city’s new professional soccer team.
It’s the first soccer field in the world to be built inside of a major urban transit system and ultimately helps Soccer in the Streets with their goal of bringing the transformative power of soccer and all its community benefits to the underserved areas that need it most. The group’s executive director Phil Hill elaborates, “Children living in inner city communities have limited access to soccer, and find themselves disassociated from a sport they want to participate in. In this new project, we’re able to provide access for kids who were once historically excluded from the game.”
Additionally, it’s a convenient spot for people throughout Atlanta to have a safe place to play, and will act as a fundraising hub for Soccer in the Streets, providing a venue for events and pay-to-play adult leagues. GreenFields marketing manager Danielle Byrd emphasizes, “GreenFields is thrilled to be part of such an innovative and exciting project. We are committed at GreenFields to helping enrich the communities we live and work in.”
GreenFields leads the industry with state-of-the-art artificial turf systems, and they’re using that spirit of knowledge and innovation to build communities. The MARTA station field gives soccer access to children who need it the most, and will benefit Atlanta for generations. GreenFields is proud to play a part in bringing the project to life.