Christian Fuchs brings a taste of the Premier League to New York on June 1
As the left back of the Premier League championship Leicester City team, Christian Fuchs had always dreamed about bringing more of the European soccer experience to America. Fuchs who lives in New York City in the offseason, wanted kids to be able to feel what it was like to see Premier League players in person and train the way they train. As he opens his brand new Hudson Sports Complex in Warwick, NY on June 1, that dream is closer to a reality.
To celebrate the grand opening of the outdoor/indoor facility, Fuchs has called on some of his friends to greet fans and play in an all-star charity game to benefit the Beautiful People organization that helps children with disabilities. Scheduled to attend are Fuchs’ Leicester City teammates Robert Huth, Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson, as well as former U.S. Men’s National Team star Charlie Davies.
“When I started my program, Fox Soccer Academy, field space was always an issue,” Fuchs says. “Then we saw a property that had fallen into disarray and was available at auction. When you have a development program, having the field space and not having to deal with permits and availability makes all the difference in the world. Now we have this great facility that we are going to continue to improve and open more playing fields, and we want everyone to come out to see it for themselves.”
In addition to the charity game, fans also have a chance to bid online to win signed jerseys of some of the greatest soccer players in the world, including Eden Hazard, Kevin DeBruyne and Mo Salah.
Fuchs promises a day you will not soon forget. “The response of the players coming out has been amazing, and we keep adding more guests,” he says. “It’s going to be a great day for soccer.”
For more information on the grand opening of the Hudson Sports Complex, visit hudsonsportscomplex.com.