Interior demo work is mostly complete on a 75-year-old single-story brick warehouse lining Walker St. in East Downtown, ahead of its opening next spring as what its promoters are calling Houston’s premier soccer bar and restaurant. What might confer premier status on this venue, called Pitch 25 — beyond its location across the street from BBVA Compass Stadium? Perhaps the presence of an actual indoor soccer field inside, hosting league play.
Among the transformations planned for the 25,000-sq.-ft. structure in its coming rehab: knocking a large hole in the roof off the building’s Hutchins St.–facing west end — to let sunlight and rain into an outdoorish beer garden planned for the interior. Also, to provide sunlight for the interior trees:
Funds for Pitch 25’s building and operating costs are now being raised through a crowdfunding campaign on NextSeed fronted by former Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching.
Here’s a video showing images of the completed space at 904 Hutchins St.:
- Pitch 25 [NextSeed]
Images and video: Pitch 25