About the Initiative

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!

ABOUT THE MINI-PITCH SYSTEM™

Locations

Four of the ten mini-pitches have been announced, and information on the next six locations will be revealed at a future date (see below for list of locations). Updates will be made as they are available, so make sure to check back often! 

We are also excited to announce that the first mini-pitch has been completed and is now open at Sunrise Park in Pleasant Hill. Click the link to see how this court's design came to life!

PAINTING THE PITCH

Futsal 101

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

Sunrise Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Sunrise Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: 5415 E. Oakwood Dr., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 Launch Date: 08/17/2020
Evelyn K. Davis Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Evelyn K. Davis Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: 1400 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314 Launch Date: Coming Soon
Cheatom Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Cheatom Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: 1100 Day St, Des Moines, IA 50314 Launch Date: Coming Soon
Leif Erikson Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Leif Erikson Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: 30th & Virginia Street, Sioux City, IA 51104 Launch Date: Coming Soon
Roberts Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Roberts Park Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: 1000 N 25th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 Launch Date: 10/06/2020
Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: Not Yet Announced Launch Date: TBD

Stay tuned for more information!

Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: Not Yet Announced Launch Date: TBD

Stay tuned for more information!

Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: Not Yet Announced Launch Date: TBD

Stay tuned for more information!

Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: Not Yet Announced Launch Date: TBD

Stay tuned for more information!

Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch
Future Pro Iowa Mini-Pitch Location: Not Yet Announced Launch Date: TBD

Stay tuned for more information!