Retired MLS Player & Owner of Pitch 25
Houston, Texas, USA
- Houston, Texas, USA
Texas Source: Youtube - Sutu Interactive Soccer Wall Pitch 25’s name combines the reference to a soccer field and former Dynamo star Brian Ching‘s jersey number, “25.” Houston’s premier soccer bar and restaurant. Opening in the burgeoning East Downtown (EaDo) neighborhood of Houston, Pitch 25 is ideally located less than a block away from BBVA Compass Stadium home of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo and within walking distance of Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros), Toyota Center (home of the Houston Rockets) and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The unique venue and fan destination is operated by a team of industry veterans including former Dynamo star Brian Ching, who led the Dynamo’s to two MLS Cup Championships in 2006 and 2007.
Pitch 25 offers a unique mix of services and amenities. The menu of classic American pub fare, signature craft cocktails and an extensive tap list is joined by televised soccer matches from around the world on over 20 TV screens positioned throughout the space. Within this fun and casual atmosphere, Pitch 25 has its very own indoor soccer field with the interactive ball wall Sutu to be rented out for tournament play.
“I wanted to put the Sutu wall in Pitch 25 because of its interactive capabilities. The wall definitely draws a lot of customers on the field and gets them to be active and participate, and do something that they can’t do in any other establishment across the country. The wall has a tremendous amount of benefits for Pitch 25, and not only Pitch 25, for myself. I love getting down here and play the different games against buddies. It kinda brings out that competitive spirit again and works up a sweat. It’s a good little fun work out. It definitely draws people to wanna be on the field and interact and play down here.”
- Brian Ching, owner of Pitch 25