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A Five-Storey Nike Soccer Stadium Has Popped Up in Melbourne

Fancy yourself the next Ronaldo? Here's your chance to show off your skills.
By Samantha Teague
August 07, 2018
By Samantha Teague
August 07, 2018

If the recent World Cup inspired you to get out on the field and unleash your inner Ronaldo or Mbappé, this may be the perfect opportunity to do just that. A five-storey football stadium, dubbed the Phantom Pyramid, has popped up in Birrarung Marr — and it's playing host to an impressive soccer tournament.

The tournament, run by Nike, will see teams of five play off against each other in the Phantom League, in a bid to reach Friday's semi-finals. It's open to teams of men and women (but not mixed, unfortunately) so round up your mates with skills and apply here.

If you're not quite up to Mbappé-standard — or, you think you could have two left feet — the pyramid is also available for free 30-minute sessions, where you and your mates (or, just you) can run around in the laser-filled stadium and try out Nike's fancy new PhantomVSN boots.

You can also sign up to one of the coaching sessions, which are set to be run by some of Australia's and the globe's best soccer talent. Who knows, maybe Tim Cahill will make an appearance (he does have more time on his hands, post-retirement).

Not keen to play at all? You can also head along to watch, listen to the bangin' tunes, eat and drink, and cheer on the teams. The stadium will also be bathed in lasers, neon and smoke — so it'll be anything but boring.

The Phantom Pyramid will be open from Tuesday, August 7 to Sunday, August 12. Registrations for the Phantom League, Elite Coaching Clinic and Open Sessions are now open.

Published on August 07, 2018 by Samantha Teague


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