World Cup on a roof: Playing soccer atop Astoria retail store

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Once a parking lot, this rooftop soccer field in Astoria is the place to be this World Cup season.

Get ready for the World Cup with rooftop goals in Queens!

Upper 90 in Astoria, located on 34-23 38th St, is a soccer retail store that has soccer fields...on its roof!

Once a parking lot garage, it is now a pitch for players to get their kicks on.

"The fields and the ability to do a project of this size came out of finding the right space and the right neighborhood," Co-founder of Upper 90 Zachary Rubin said. "Taking what was a parking lot from a car wash and before that, a car dealership, and putting small-sided soccer fields on it."

The fields are small in size, designed for 5 on 5 action rather than the usual 11 on 11 played on bigger fields.

Small-sided matches increases fitness, skill and concentration level.

"The boards and the nets, everything is enclosed, so you can come out here for forty minutes and have constant non-stop action, which is much better fitness wise, (and) it keeps everyone on the field engaged at all times," Rubin said.

The soccer center also offers a variety of activities, including adult & youth soccer programs, an indoor soccer field, a cafe to watch soccer matches and a soccer retail store.

Score on socializing and playing soccer, all on top of one roof!

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