• SEPTEMBER 23 - 25, 2016

    Welcome to the 4th Annual San Francisco Spikes' Folsom Weekend Indoor Soccer Tournament!

    • Bigger & Better: We are planning a larger tournament this year, so more teams from more cities will be able to participate.
    • NEW! Host Hotel: We've secured a discounted group rate at the Hilton Union Square for you!
    • More than just soccer: Expect a full slate of social events around the tournament, and a well-produced and run weekend.
    • Folsom St. Fair: And when the soccer is over, there's nothing quite like the Folsom Street Fair... anywhere in the world!

  • TOURNAMENT DETAILS

    Following the overwhelming success and growth of the 2015 tournament, we brought back just about everything you loved for 2016.

     

    This is a traditional tournament (ie register and compete as a team). You may also register as an individual and we will help match you with a team. We welcome teams of all skill levels to register.

     

    The tournament structure/schedule will be finalized and released once team registration has closed prior to the tournament weekend. A random draw will take place prior to the tournament weekend to determine each teams' schedule. It will be made available to players during registration at Hi-Tops on Friday night.

    Venue

    Bladium Sports Arena

    800 W Tower Ave

    Alameda, CA 94501

    Google Map

     

    About the Facility

    Bladium Sports Club offers 3 indoor and 2 outdoor soccer fields, and a bar/cafe (which serves beer). We'll be using the 3 indoor fields this year. Pics, video, and a map of the facility can be found on the Baldium's webiste.

    Format

    - 7v7 (6 field players + a keeper)
    - Indoor
    - Register and compete as a team or
    - Register as an individual player, and we'll assign you to a team
    - Max 13 players on each roster
    [rosters now capped at 12 for 2016]
    - Molded cleats are allowed, in addition to indoor shoes, and turf shoes
    - Shin guards are required
    - Women are welcome to participate!

    Saturday Soccer Schedule

    LIVE RESULTS and schedule coming soon. Here's the setup:

     

    8 team have registered for the tournament. Every team will play 4 round robin games and then be seeded in a standard 8-team single elimination tournament.

     

    In the round robin stage, the 8 teams will be broken up into 2 groups of 4, with each team playing the other 3 in its group plus 1 x- over game with the other group. Grouping will be intentional, but the 'draw' will be random.

     

    Games will start every 30 minutes, and will consist of (2) 10-minute halves with a 3 or 4 min halftime (teams will switch ends).

  • WEEKEND SCHEDULE

    Friday, September 23

    7:30 pm - Registration and meetup at Hi Tops in Castro

     

    Saturday, September 24

    11:15 am - Arrive at Safeway in Castro (Market St. @ Church St., Meet in front of Jamba Juice)

    11:30 am - Carpools leave Safeway in Castro to head to Bladium

    12:00 pm - Registration opens at The Bladium

    12:15 pm - Captains meeting

    12:30 pm - Tournament welcome

    1:00 pm - First games kickoff on both fields

    8:15 pm - Finals complete

    10:00 pm - Go out for a few drinks at Mother @ Oasis [players get free entry] .

     

    Sunday, September 25

    11:00 am - Awards Brunch @ F8, including bottomless mimosas (included in player registration fee. Guests brunch fee: $25)

    1:00 pm - Folsom Street Fair

  • Friday Night social events

    Hi Tops Registration Party

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location: 2247 Market St (at Sanchez St) Google Map

     

    We'll have a table where you can check-in for the tournament and get your schedule.

     

    Hi Tops makes great drinks and has a huge beer selection. It also serves good pub grub including pulled pork sandwiches, blackened ahi tuna burgers, regular burgers, amazing loaded nachos, and more. Here's Hi Top's menu.

  • Saturday Night social event

    OASIS Night Club

    Time: 10:00 pm - 3:00 am, Show @ 11:30 pm

    Location: 298 11th St (at Folsom St) Google Map 

     

    After the tournament is over, we'll meet up to party at Oasis Night Club. Enter under the big O on 11th st.

     

    All tournament players will get in for free [regular cover charge is $10]

     

    Club / Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/558781530972769/

  • sunday social events

    Tournament Brunch and Awards

    Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: F8 1192 Folsom Street @ 8th Street

     

    Join the rest of the tournament players for a buffet brunch on Sunday before the Folsom Street Fair kicks into gear. We'll be handing out the tournament awards here as well. The venue is ideally located right on the edge of the Folsom Street Fair to enjoy after the brunch is over.

     

    Brunch is included in the player registration fee, and costs is $25 for non-registered players - and this year includes bottomeless mimosas! Additional brunch tickets for guests may be purchased during the registration process. Walk-ins are welcome on Sunday, but note that the venue has limited space, so purchasing any additional brunch tickets in advance is highly recommended.

    Folsom Street Fair 2016

    Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location: Folsom Street between 8th & 12th streets

     

    Bigger IS better at this ‘only in San Francisco’ event! With 400,000 fetish enthusiasts spread out over 13 city blocks, there is something for everyone.

     

    Located on historic Folsom Street, leather and fetish players from all over the world converge for over 200 exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys. Check out the massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, two huge dance areas spinning underground EDM, public play stations, and an erotic artists’ area with a sick and twisted performance stage. And, yes, you can still be naked, so avail yourself of their coat and clothes check areas as well!

     

    Entry is FREE. Or, donate $10 or more at the gates and get a sticker that entitles you to $2 off each drink you buy at the fair ALL DAY LONG!

     

    More info about the Fair is available on the Folsom Street Fair Website.

  • ACCOMMODATIONS

    Host Hotel: HILTON - Union Square

     

    We're excited to announce we've partnered with the Hilton San Francisco Union Square as our host hotel for 2016. The Hilton Union Square is a great hotel with renovated rooms, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a gym. It's in an ideal location - an easy walk to the Powell Muni Station, Union Square, and the Sunday brunch / Folsom St Fair on Sunday!

     

    We've secured a block of 15 rooms (double/doubles or King) at a discounted rate of just $199 / night for Saturday and Sunday nights. Our discounted group rate includes an upgrade to an 'urban contemporary' (remodeled) room and access to the gym. If you're looking to stay in a hotel during your stay in San Francisco, this is a great option! Reserve your room quickly to ensure you secure the best rate within our room block: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/spikestournament.

     

    Beyond the Hilton there are many hotel options in San Francisco... too many to list here. However, it's Folsom weekend, which means they all book up fast and they can become expensive, so make your reservations early! We highly recommend staying in SF, rather than Alameda, the East Bay, or on the Peninsula. Below you'll find a number of hotels that are most convenient to the Castro neighborhood, close to Muni (public transportation), or are typically more affordable than similar hotels in SF.

    Other hotels: Near Castro

    The Parker Guest House

    520 Church St

    San Francisco, CA 94114

    parkerguesthouse.com

    (415) 621-3222

     

    Beck's Motor Lodge

    2222 Market St

    San Francisco, CA 94114

    becksmotorlodge.com

    (415) 621-8212

     

    Twin Peaks Hotel

    2160 Market St

    San Francisco, CA 94114

    (415) 863-2909

     

    Metro Hotel

    319 Divisadero St

    San Francisco, CA 94117

    metrohotelsf.com

    (415) 861-5364

    Other hotels: Mid-Market

    Travelodge San Francisco Central

    1707 Market St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    travelodge.com

    (800) 576-0767

     

    Hotel Whitcomb

    1231 Market St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    historichotels.org

    (415) 626-8000

     

    Holiday Inn San Francisco-Civic Center

    50 Eighth Street

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    hiccsf.com

    (415) 626-6103

      

    Days Inn San Francisco Downtown/Civic Center Area

    465 Grove St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    daysinn.com

    (415) 864-4040

    Other hotels: SOMA & Civic Center

    The Pickwick Hotel

    85 5th St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    thepickwickhotel.com

    (415) 267-3940

     

    Courtyard San Francisco Downtown

    299 2nd St

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    marriott.com

    (415) 947-0700

     

    Best Western Plus Americania

    121 7th St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    book.bestwestern.com

    (415) 626-0200

     

    Other hotels: Union Square

    Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square

    55 Cyril Magnin St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    parc55hotel.com

    (415) 392-8000

     

    San Francisco Mariott Marquis

    780 Mission St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    www.mariott.com

    (415) 869-1600

     

    Sir Francis Drake Hotel

    450 Powell St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    (415) 392-7755

     

    There are many many hotel options near Union Square.

    Other Options: Hosted Housing, Hotel Alternatives

    Hosted Housing

    We are coordinating hosted housing again in 2016. We will match requests with hosts on a first come-first first-serve basis. All requests for hosted housing must be received by July 31st to allow adequate time to secure hosts and match them with visiting players. Indicate your interested in hosted housing during the registration process.

     

    Hotel Alternatives

    And of course, AirBNB, and couchsurfing are also options.

  • FAQS

    Can I play in regular cleats?

    Regular molded cleats are allowed at the Bladium, in addition to indoor soccer shoes, and turf shoes.

     

    Are there hosts that I can stay with?

    We are planning to manage a hosted housing program in 2016. Details will be published as they are finalized.

      

    What if I don't have a team?

    If you're not on a team, don't worry, we'll help match you to a team that's looking for players. Register as an individual, and you'll be placed on our 'Free Agent List', which will be shared with all coaches. If there are any players still on the Free Agent List on Saturday, they will be placed on a team prior to the start of the tournament. Everyone will get to play!

     

    Can women play?

    Yes! Women (and people of all gender identities) are welcome to register and play in our tournament. This is an integrated tournament - there will not be a separate bracket for women.

     

    Will there be Food at the Bladium, or the registration event Friday night?

    Yes! Bladium has a bar and restaurant in the facilities, though we recommend bringing snacks to the tournament. There's nothing within walking distance of the Bladium, but you'll have an hour break to eat during the late afternoon.

     

    What about uniforms?

    No need to bring your team uniforms. Every player will receive a tournament t-shirt that will be your jersey. We've created different color tournament shirts for each team, similar to the annual tournaments in New York and Seattle.

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