Telemundo Deportes, in partnership with New York City Football Club, Monday announced the opening of a custom-built soccer field with giant screens displaying the former’s Spanish language broadcast of the World Cup at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.

Bleachers and giant screens will be set up in Rockefeller Plaza, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, for the public to watch live matches that take place in the knockout round from June 30–July 15.

A custom-built soccer field will be installed on the plaza offering fans a chance to participate in several soccer activities including pick-up games, tournaments, clinics and meet and greets with NYCFC players.

The space will open to the public at 10 a.m. on June 30 with a viewing party for the first Round of 16 matches, followed by soccer programming on the pitch and a viewing party for NYCFC’s away match against Chicago Fire at 8:30 p.m.

A vintage soccer jersey exhibit produced in partnership with Classic Football Shirts will take soccer fans through the history of some of the most emblematic shirts in the past 32 years.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at