Fanteractive presents the Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival this June! Fanteractive presents the Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival this June!

Fanteractive presents the Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival this June!

30 Apr, 2019 is built by fans for the fans! It is with great pride that we announce our latest fan event: the 1st Annual Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival which will take place on June 19-20th in the heart of downtown Newark, New Jersey.

Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey and one of the oldest cities in America. It is the home to several major corporations, the New Jersey Devils, an international airport and seaport, and the headquarters of! The area which includes towns such as Kearny, Montclair, Harrison (home of the NY Red Bulls), etc., is also steeped in soccer tradition drawing on the strong ethnic ties of the city with immigrants from Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, Ghana, Colombia, Poland and over 150 other countries which also makes it one of the most "international" cities in the United States. It will also help us commemorate the launch of Fanteractive last June. 

The Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival will celebrate the "beautiful game" on the green in Military Park for a continuous soccer action that will pit residents, employees, students, and friends against each other 24 consecutive hours right in the middle of downtown Newark, NJ. Teams will rotate each hour while a cumulative score will be kept for the whole duration of the event. There will be a number of fun activations, games, giveaways, food trucks, and other amenities around our "soccer stadium" to make this one of the biggest events in downtown Newark this summer!

We will wrap up competition on our stadium just in time to cheer on our USA Women's National Team with a  “watch party” for their 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup match against rival Sweden on Thursday, June 20th.

There will be numerous player appearances, clinics, giveaways, and other special events throughout the 24 hours as we look to celebrate the sport

"The Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival will draw thousands of players, spectators, and fans to the festivities to celebrate the “world’s game” and the cultural diversity of the international city of Newark, NJ," says Fanteractive founder Andrew Bondarowicz. "With the rich soccer tradition in the area, there is no better way to celebrate the sport and lead into the most pivotal group stage match for our USA Women's National Team against one of its biggest rivals in Sweden."



Interested in playing in the Newark 24 Hour Soccer Festival? CLICK HERE to go to the registrations form to register yourself as an individual player, register a team, or to sponsor a local child to play for you!


For sponsorship opportunities, contact Player and team registration information and links will be coming out shortly.



Can anyone play in the event?

The Newark24 Hour Soccer Festival is open to everyone! If you have a team or organized group you would like to enter, you can register through the TEAM registration. If you just want to play in the event, but don't have a team, that's OK - we will group you with others who will want to play during the same time block and approximate skill level.  Organized teams such as corporate teams, clubs or organizations, or just friends looking to play together will be paired with other teams of similar skill levels.


What is the competition format?

Games will be 6x6 with a goalkeeper. Games will run approximately 56 minutes to provide for a smooth changeover each hour on the half hour. Teams can register up to 10 players per hour with free substitutions throughout. The pitch will be approximately 40 yards by 25 yards with 6' x 9' goals. Teams will be organized by skill level, male/female/coed, and approximate age. During registration, you will be asked to pick the desired time block when you would like to play. Best efforts will be made to accommodate the time requests. Competition is rain or shine, although player safety will be a consideration in the event of lightning or other disturbances.


My co-workers and I want to play. How do we register?

For corporate teams, only one person has to register for the group as the "team captain." We will gather the other participants later through the team captain. Event sponsors also are provided teams as part of their registration, so if you work for a Newark business, you may want to check with your company to see if they have registered already. The priority deadline for sponsors is May 24, 2019.


What other activities will be going on?

The Newark 24 Soccer Festival will be one of the biggest events in downtown Newark this summer! Surrounding the "soccer stadium" in Military Park will be food trucks and vendor stations. Our event partners, the New York Red Bulls, will also have several of their players available for appearances throughout the event, soccer freestylers, music, skills challenges, and many other events.