Rooftop soccer takes game to new heights in Atlanta

Organizers hope sport will catch on in the metro area

ATLANTA -- Soccer fans have found a new place to play their favorite games in Atlanta this weekend – rooftops.

Players were on a downtown rooftop on Sunday playing the game.

It's called Dragon Goal – a unique self-contained soccer field on the top deck of a parking garage at 98 Cone Street.

Councilmember Kwanza Hall invited the group to come play.

One of the co-founders said that with emerging development and fewer greenspaces, he hopes rooftop soccer will soon become permanent.

"My big hope is to start running leagues on rooftops and it's hard; it's different," Christopher Wedge said. "The only ones I know of are in New York and in L.A. and I think Atlanta is a world-class city and deserves one. What we hope to do is do a tournament and eventually get a yes and do a league somewhere downtown."

The weekend event was free and gave the young and old a chance to hone their skills in an effort to spread popularity of the sport.


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