PHILADELPHIA - A mini-pitch at Fotterall Square Park is the latest to be dedicated in an ongoing project between Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and local organizations to create additional spaces for children to play the beautiful game.
Chris Branscome, CEO of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association, joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, city officials and partners for the dedication of the $3.9 million restoration project at the community park spans the 2400 block of North 11th Street between West Cumberland Street and West York Street.
“Fotterall Square is home to our member soccer club, AC Fairhill,” Branscome said. “The kids in this club and this community deserve this mini pitch, and we’re proud to have partnered with everyone that made it happen.”
The Fotterall Square mini-pitch is the fourth to be dedicated out of 15 planned for the city through a partnership between Eastern PA Youth Soccer, the Philadelphia Union Foundation and the city’s Rebuild initiative.
Previous mini-pitch dedications were held at Glavin Playground in March 2023, Capitolo Playground in July 2022 and Francis J. Myers Recreation Center in July 2021.