Bowery FC is the first club to emerge from New York City’s historic Bowery neighborhood and is widely known as one of the most competitive, organized, and friendly organizations in the city. With over a decade of existence, BFC has evolved from a small 7-on-7 pick-up game to a club of more than 50 active members. Past and present members hail from almost every continent and more than 20 countries around the world. BFC continues to grow with each new face it welcomes.
Sarah D. Roosevelt Park has been Bowery FC’s home since the club’s founding in 2001. “The Lions Den”–as we know it–has grown to become a mecca of sorts for New York’s
footballer culture. Those looking for a proper match can always find one on this pitch. In fact, the Lions Den has been compared to the West Village’s famous, “The Cage” and
has received visitors such as The Steve Nash Foundation, FC Barcelona, Paris St. Germain, NYCFC, and Manchester City as well as some of the world’s most recognizable athletes: Jerome Boateng, Thierry Henry, Youri Djorkaeff, Claudio Reyna, Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Robbie Fowler, Edgar Davids, Salomon Kalou, just to name a few.
Quite frankly, we are die-hards for the game. 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 one of the largest cultural melting pots in the world. It is a prompt and year-round kickoff—so be on time and be ready to play, rain or shine.
Matches are about 8–10 minutes in duration and consist of 7-on-7 football
First to score 2 goals wins and stays on
3–4 teams are usually present, and the session goes for two hours.
Postgame libations and debauchery take place at a handful of local watering holes in the SoHo area, where we are joined by the rest of the team and friends of the cub
to continue weekend celebrations.