The new Houston Toros facility on Summer St. is getting polished up for next month’s soft kickoff, per reader Rony Canales’s latest panoramic update. The training spot and community center is across a railroad easement and some now-warehouse-free fields from the rice silo complex being redeveloped into the Silos at Sawyer Yards artsy-retail space to the south.
The new soccer center appears to incorporate at least the shells of few of the warehouses previously occupying the site, though a few structures on the block have ejected — including the house at the corner of Summer and Hemphill streets, where a playing field is now being smoothed into place (as shown above). Check out the aerial rendering of the entire site, facing toward the silos and the Downtown skyline:
The downtown facility will be opening up on June 3rd for a Copa America watch party, prior to the June 20th startup of the site’s first futsal league.
- Toros Downtown [Houston Toros]
- Previously on Swamplot: Knocking Down a Riviana Foods Warehouse in the First Ward; Daily Demolition Report: Au Revoir, Riviana; A Peek Inside the Old Riviana Silos, Where the Deal Company Is Transforming Rice Space into Art Space
Images: Rony Canales (photo), Houston Toros (rendering)