Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Futbol Club Eatery & Tap gets set to kick off in Overland Park

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Its nearly game on for the Futbol Club.
  • Futbol Club
  • It's nearly game on for the Futbol Club.
Soccer fans should get a kick out of a new Overland Park sports bar. The Futbol Club Eatery & Tap - a sports bar dedicated to showcasing local and global soccer - is set to open in the third week of April at 12030 Blue Valley Parkway.

"There are a loyal group of people watching soccer on their computers at 7:30 a.m. or making a bar change a TV from SportsCenter to Fox Sports to watch a match," says marketing manager Michael Kricsfeld. "Now, they'll have a place to go."

The staff has training this week, and Kricsfeld expects the tap lineup and menu to be finalized in the coming days. He described the food as "casual American with a lot of English influence." The menu, which will expand in the coming months, will start with pizzas, burgers, pot roast, pasta dishes and sandwiches. The soccer bar will have 20 beers on tap, along with a full liquor selection. And Kricsfeld says the Futbol Club will be bringing in beers from Australia (not Foster's) and Venezuela.

"We're trying to be global," Kricsfeld says. "We want to have a representation of soccer countries in the games and the beer."

Theres plenty of soccer history on the walls.
  • Futbol Club
  • There's plenty of soccer history on the walls.
Futbol Club Eatery & Tap will be managed by Leap Hospitality and Pat Phelan (the owners and operators of the Jacobson). There are 16 televisions that will all be tuned to soccer, including a 12-foot-by-16-foot projection screen in the Pitch - a lounge area (available for private parties) that will be set up like a beer hall with long, communal tables.

The bar is also the official bar of FC Kansas City, the new professional women's soccer club that debuts this spring, and will be providing concessions for their games at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium. In order to encourage future soccer players, Futbol Club will donate 1 percent of what a diner spends through their rewards program to the diner's choice of local youth club soccer programs.

"The soccer atmosphere of Kansas City has grown exponentially in the past few years to the point where it can sustain a soccer-only sports bar," Kricsfeld says.

The eatery will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, although Kricsfeld mentioned that the doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays for live broadcasts of English Premier League games. The soccer bar will close at midnight on Tuesdays and at 2 a.m. the rest of the week.

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