4422 Bishop Avenue, Portage, MI 49002 - Google Map
The Portage Soccer Complex officially opened for game play in May of 2002. This 37-acre complex has nine full-sized fields and is considered one of the premier complexes in the state. It is located at 4422 Bishop Road in Portage, Michigan. Centrally located between some of the larger soccer hubs in the region, it is just 145 from Chicago, Illinois; 120 miles from Fort Wayne, Indiana; and 141 miles from Detroit, Michigan. It is also home to the Portage Classic Tournament, which takes place in June each year and the Portage Celery Cup in August.
The complex is the result of a collaborative effort with our partners, the City of Portage, AYSO Region 74 and The United Soccer Foundation. The United Soccer Foundation is a nonprofit group of soccer volunteers dedicated to enhancing youth and adult soccer in the Kalamazoo area. The USF is governed by a Board of 13 members, including representatives from River Oaks Soccer Club, AYSO 212, Portage Classic Tournament, Sting Soccer Club, Portage AYSO 74, and the Portage Soccer Club.
The complex could not have evolved into the cornerstone of the community that it has without the countless supporters who continue to volunteer their services to our organization. A special thanks to Gordon Groves and Cornerstone Construction Management. Gordon and his firm donated their services as general contractor for this project. Not only was their donation a significant cost savings for us but their expertise was invaluable.
8201 Cox's Drive, Portage, MI 49002
In 2008, (Pfizer, Inc.) Pharmacia & UpJohn agreed to a long term lease with the Portage Soccer club for the property at the corner of Cox's Drive and Zylman Avenue. Since that time, the club has established a beautiful dedicated practice complex with eight fields and two training grids for teams to use. Each field has two goals which teams can use for practice. Thanks to this deal, teams no longer have to compete with other clubs for space to practice.
To get these fields looking as nice as they do, over 270 families volunteered at the practice facility during the fall of 2007 to get the fields ready to use in the spring of 2008.
Please remember the same complex rules are in effect: no pets, no parking on the grass, no smoking, alcohol or drugs and no unauthorized use. Cars should enter and stay on the right half of the parking area as they drive further in. Please park sharply in, squarely facing the fields and as close together as practical so we can fit as many cars as possible; particularly on Thursday evenings. As always, PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY.