Pitch 25’s Indoor Soccer Field Nearly Ready for Bar Games at Former Dynamo Brian Ching’s New East Downtown Drinking Hub

Although not yet open to the public, the grounds of new soccer bar Pitch 25 have come a long way from their earthy beginnings (second photo) along Walker St., catty-corner to BBVA Compass Stadium. The indoor soccer field that bar owner and former Houston Dynamo Brian Ching pitched to prospective investors on NextSeed last fall as the venue’s centerpiece has germinated inside the 25,000-sq.-ft. warehouse that’s being redone.

Also realized as part of the renovations — plans to tear a hole in the building’s roof in order to ensure a bright future for these semi-outdoor trees:


They’re now growing in the beer garden that takes up about a third of the block that the warehouse occupies between Hutchins and St. Emanuel:

Other decorations include a replica of this iconic I-45 imperative:

Teevees inside the bar will show coverage of professional matches.

Photos: Pitch 25

Walker St. Redo

2 Comment

  • fantastic concept and i’m glad that it is progressing. I’m sure their insurance is high though if they combine drinking and soccer. We do it at hockey rinks but this is less upkeep.

  • Looks to be a tad small to be a quality indoor pitch, but interesting enough to go grab a beer while watching World Cup play.. assuming it’s open in time