It all started back in 2001, in Manhattan’s historic SoHo neighborhood. At 5 Spring Street, a small group of friends first played with an idea of an open pick-up game, and in those friendly conversations an idea of a club was born.
Since its earliest days, the club has stayed true to its diverse and multinational roots. Among the club’s founding members were international artists, post-collegiate players, an ex-pro, and local business owners. The on-field melting pot that makes up the very backbone of the club continues to attract players from all walks of life.
Due to high interest and current club capacity, membership to bowery football club is limited. Interested parties are evaluated on an individual basis throughout the year.
Membership is for life. No exceptions
If you are in New York City, please pay us a visit at the Rowing Blazers store in Soho.
Select Bowery FC products are available for purchase, including our BOWERY SELECT collection - a curated set of vintage pieces from our friends at Classic Football Shirts.
Bowery Football Club prides itself on playing an organized, competitive, and respectful game of pick-up football on one of the most popular pitches in New York CIty. It is a prompt and year-round kickoff—so be on time and be ready to play, rain or shine.
• 8 minute games, with 3-4 teams in rotation
• 7-on-7 football
• Winner stays - 2 goals and the game is over
2 hours of continuous play, followed by brunch and the premier league at Forgetmenot
In 2018 Bowery FC’s home and away kit, were designed and produced exclusively for GRAILED, the largest marketplace for men’s fashion and streetwear, and an official sponsor of Bowery FC.
GRAILED wanted to reinterpret their brand through the lens of sport, and explore the growing convergence of sport and fashion.
The concept was SPEED – merging the competitive nature of racing with classic football aesthetic. The jerseys feature iconic designs from both foreign and domestic motorsport, all while remaining true to the club colors. The “Monaco” home kit features sleek and elegant Formula 1 inspired sash, while the hand-dyed, striped “Daytona” away kit is built loud and fast like an American-stock car.
Bowery FC was invited to test out the latest in performance footwear by our good friends at Umbro. The global campaign centered around Umbro’s Medusae 3 - the first ever slip-on kangaroo leather boot. Bowery FC put the Medusae 3 to the test, sharing our Saturday run with Umbro’s global audience of over a million soccer fans.
Bowery FC plays in Manhattan’s most competitive league known as the Bowery Premier. Our squads consist of co-ed and mens teams that play year round 1-2 times a week.
If you are interested in being a part of the team, just sent us a quick note and we will get back to you.
For the club’s 2017 3rd kit, we decided to team up with ONLY NY an independent brand based out of the west side of Manhattan.
The collaboration between Only NY and BFC came together over something simple, a shared appreciation of New York City parks. Bowery FC calls Sara D. Roosevelt Park, home. It has been our grounds since our founding, playing every Saturday rain or shine since 2001. We both wanted to pay tribute to Sara D., so a new friendship was born between two local institutions. Alongside our 3rd kit, Only NY issued a limited release of BFC “Sara D. Roosevelt” T-shirts that were made available at their online and flagship stores.
The collaboration was received so well that for the 2018 World Cup, ONLY NY released 2 new versions of the Sara D. T-shirt in celebration of the tournament.
We teamed up with Umbro to celebrate Bowery Football Club’s 16- year history, and pay tribute to the NYC grassroots football movement.
Inspired by Umbro’s iconic design and typography, the two pink and black jerseys honor the club’s founding colors, with the BFC crest and BLACKDOGS badge showing the present-day evolution of the club. A simple commemorative detail pays homage to the Sara D Roosevelt park, the grounds where the club has been playing since it all started as a friendly pick-up game back in 2001.
In celebration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Bowery FC curated a pop-up clubhouse where we screened all the games of the tournament. The clubhouse held private events throughout the month and it also showcased a selection of iconic World Cup jerseys from 1982 - 2006 that was made possible by our friends at Classic Football Shirts.
Last but not least, we would like to thank our club sponsors and partners that helped provide a robust and exciting gallery/World Cup viewing experience.
See you in 2022.