Lehigh Valley SoccerFest
Bethlehem Steel FC presents the 2018 Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks this summer. Kicking off with the start of the World Cup in Russia June 14 and running through the finals match July 15.
The SteelStacks campus will air all of the World Cup matches on the Levitt Pavilion and PBS39 outdoor screens on the campus. Several of the matches will also be broadcast in Spanish, including the matches taking place during the free Sabor Latin Festival at SteelStacks June 22-24.
During SoccerFest, Bethlehem Steel FC and ArtsQuest will also celebrate the original Bethlehem Steel Football Club, which played from 1907–’30, and its most well-known player, Archie Stark. In the 1924-’25 season, Stark’s first with the team, he scored 67 goals, a season record that remained in place for 87 years until Argentinian star Lionel Messi broke the record during the 2011-’12 season for FC Barcelona.
Partners helping to make the free SoccerFest & Viewing Party possible include Bethlehem Steel FC, Discover Lehigh Valley, Kwik Goal, Klunk & Millan Advertising, Garfield Group and Lehigh Valley United.
A Link to the Past.
Discover a one-of-a-kind event that lets you see a century into the past!
In recent years SoccerFest has taken over the SteelStacks campus, part of a revitalized 1,800-acre industrial brownfield that was once the home of Bethlehem Steel. Did you know it was also home to one of the most successful and decorated soccer teams in U.S. history? Learn more about the Bethlehem Steel Football Club.