Pitch 25, a spring 2018 planned premier soccer bar and restaurant located in the EaDo neighborhood of Houston positioned within one mile of Houston Dynamo, Astros, and Rockets major league sports stadiums teamed up with NextSeed for a Reg CF crowdfunding campaign. To date, the minimum goal has been surpassed with over $419,300 raised since November… with next $550,000 goal in sight. Capital raised will be allocated to the construction and build-out of the 904 Hutchins Street space while additional funds will be allocated to marketing and working capital required for operations.
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Pitch 25 is named for a “football pitch” or “soccer field” and former Dynamo star and Pitch 25 owner Brian Ching‘s jersey number, 25. Ching, who is the all-time leading scorer for the Houston Dynamo snd led the franchise to two MLS Cup Championships in 2006 and 2007, helped launch the Houston Dash (National Women’s Soccer League), serving as the team’s Managing Director since its inception in 2013. He now serves as a Houston Dynamo Club Ambassador, maintaining a close advisory relationship with the team. Ching also headlines a group of local Houston corporate executives and investors who are backing the new project, according to the campaign. Ching has partnered with Andy Aweida and Jeff Barati to bring Pitch 25 into the game.
Given its location, Pitch 25 expects customers from BBVA Compass Stadium and downtown Houston. The site is also located within walking distance of Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros), Toyota Center (home of the Houston Rockets) and the George R. Brown Convention Center which boasts nearly 2 million square feet of convention space. Pitch 25 aims to attract area residents and employees, visitors to the city, and, of course, Houston Dynamo fans on their way to and from matches.
Pitch 25’s menu will focus on classic American pub fare, signature craft cocktails and an extensive tap list that customers will enjoy watching globally televised soccer matches on over 20 TV screens positioned throughout the space and watching people play on an indoor soccer field to be rented out for tournament play. In addition, an outdoor beer garden will provide a fun and casual atmosphere. Pitch 25 hopes to open by Spring 2018, gearing up for the start of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in June and El Clásico.
Investor perks include invitations to the launch party, Silver and Black Card membership, Pitch 25 gear and gift cards. For more financial details and campaign information, please click here.
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