A Green Canvas

By: Juan Mesa

The only thing better than playing soccer is... nothing. Well, that may be an exaggeration, but you’ll agree with us on this: it’s hard to beat playing it in warm weather while surrounded by art and great restaurants. And that is exactly what’s going on at Wynwood Soccer in Miami.

Located in the heart of trendy Wynwood Art District, this indoor and outdoor soccer rental venue is ideal to get inspired on the field—especially if you take a look at the graffiti that covers the area surrounding the pitch. Playing in an alley-like atmosphere has never been this pleasant: the five by five fields, opened two months ago, have high-quality artificial turf, and are open at any time of the day or night upon request.

Besides the mere joy of playing the game, Wynwood Soccer is a place to take part in the neighborhood’s vibrant community. The venue has TVs showing national and international matches, while local artists and entrepreneurs practice the old sport of networking with soccer aficionados.

So go for the art or for the goals, but don’t miss out on this scene.

LOGISTICS: Now open, Wynwood Soccer, 2222 NW 5th Ave, Miami, 786-366-7064

Juan Mesa is a freelance writer based in New York City. He covers soccer and Latin music. When he's not writing, you can find him watching soccer games, talking about soccer or collecting soccer memorabilia. To relax, he plays house music vinyls.