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About Us

How we started

We started in 2012 with 4 teams and a portable boarded field. The goal: bring 5-a-side to Kansas City and change how people play soccer. For 3 years, we organized leagues and tournaments throughout Kansas City using the portable field. Setting up in various parks and even in the street, we began growing our events and spreading the word.


In October of 2016, we opened our permanent home. A 25,000 square feet building housing two 5-a-side turf fields, an indoor patio area, and bar space.

5-a-side as been played in Europe for decades and is currently the most popular way to play the game in the U.K.


We’ve been bringing 5-a-side to the KC metro area for about 3 years now in parks and streets throughout the city using a portable boarded field. As our numbers grew, we knew it was time to take things to the next level.


Passion for Soccer

At The Soccer Lot, we are passionate about soccer and dedicated to providing top-notch facilities and training programs. Our mission is to foster a love for the game and help players of all levels improve their skills. Get to know us more by exploring the services we offer.

Original Founder


Ian Mohrmann 

The Soccer Lot organizes five-a-side soccer leagues, tournaments and pickup games. Five-a-side is a faster, more intense version of the game that can be played with fewer people. Five-a-side has become very popular in Europe, and Mohrmann, a longtime soccer fan, wanted to bring it to Kansas City. From the start, Mohrmann had a big vision for The Soccer Lot. He wanted his own facility, so customers could play no matter the weather. But Mohrmann had two big obstacles. One, he didn’t know how to run a business like that. His background is in financial planning. And two, he wasn’t sure there was a market for five-a-side in Kansas City. So, in 2012, The Soccer Lot started hosting leagues and games in local parks—and even in the streets sometimes. Wherever The Soccer Lot played, Mohrmann could set up his portable boarded field. (That’s one of the defining features of five-a-side. It’s played on a smaller field surrounded by dasher boards. The ball physically can’t go out of bounds, so the game play is practically nonstop.) Testing out the business concept in a low-overhead setting was a smart decision. The outdoor events validated Mohrmann’s idea and gave him practice at running the business. “At some point, you have to go out and get your first customers,” he said. “If you don’t, then you’re not going to do it.” Plus, the games were highly visible—great exposure for the business. Mohrmann felt ready to open his own facility, but finding the right location took a while. “We’d been looking for a long time, since 2013, for a specific place,” he said. ping your layout clean. Link your text to anything, or set your text box to expand on click. Write your text here...

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2525 Jefferson Street

Kansas City, Missouri, 64108



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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00 am – 8:00 pm or by rental


9:00 am – 7:00 pm or by rental

9:00 am – 9:00 pm or by rental


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