A new kind of sports facility has opened at the Dallas Farmers Market. Futsal, a form of soccer played on a hard surface, now has a new venue at 1224 S. Cesar Chavez Boulevard.
Originally an unattractive parking lot, the new space features a turf field, an indoor/outdoor hard surface court, and three sand volleyball courts.
The concept comes from City Fustal, which is owned by four brothers. Esteban, Manuel, Frederico and Felipe Mariel grew up in Brazil playing futsal. Having founded their company in 2011, the brothers already have City Fustal locations in Richardson and Carrollton. Dallas is the first to be mainly focused on adult activities.
On top of futsal, sand volleyball and soccer, the complex features a bar that sells wine, beer and alcoholic popsicles. You can also grab snacks and bites before or after a game. Kids are still absolutely welcome, with youth games and leagues. They’re just obviously not able to partake in the extra fun popsicles.
As for rates, a court or field costs $85 per an hour Mondays through Fridays from 2 pm to 5 pm. After 5 pm until close and on Saturdays and Sundays, the rate goes up to $110 per hour. But, if you get a City-zen membership, which costs $30 per a year for adults, you’ll have access to league play, discounts on rentals, and free open play hours.
For sand volleyball, prices are a bit cheaper. It’s $30 during happy hour (2 pm to 5 pm) and $50 for weekends and weekdays after 5 pm. Courts are also available for company events, birthday parties and private groups. Just fill out a request form online.