Sports-themed entertainment and dining experiences are among the new trend. Following the highly successful TopGolf, a football (soccer) concept is launching in the UK this summer.
TOCA Social has today confirmed it will launch the world’s first social entertainment venue with a football twist at The O2 London this summer.
The game-changing experience will launch in the capital during what is set to be a bumper summer of sport. For the first time, TOCA Social will bring together the worlds of social entertainment, flavorsome food, unique cocktails, and immersive football games under one roof with exciting plans to open multiple venues in cities across the UK over the next few years.
TOCA Social will create a vibrant destination to eat, drink and play, where friends and family will be able to kick up a storm in their own personal booths. Choosing from a variety of interactive football-based games, enabled by innovative ball delivery and tracking technology, TOCA Social bridges the physical and digital worlds in a way never seen before. Each game has been designed for all ages, abilities, and football interest, so that everyone can have fun together.
Guests will also be able to enjoy a world-class food and drinks menu, created by Michelin-trained chef, Ross Clarke. The menu will be brimming with creative and unexpected dishes inspired by modern Americana with twists from around the world, including Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl.
The venue has been styled to offer the perfect day and night out experience and will include a dessert room filled with ‘Willy Wonka’ inspired creations including a DIY soft serve bar, a DJ booth, and three sophisticated bars with an array of drinks options from cocktails to ingenious mocktails.
Alex Harman, President of TOCA Social, said: “We’re incredibly excited to bring TOCA Social to The O2 in London at a time when friends and family are looking for new ways to enjoy time together. We created TOCA Social to make the nation’s favourite sport inclusive to all, especially to those who have never kicked a ball.
“TOCA Social fuses the worlds of football, food, drinks and live music to create a memorable experience that truly appeals to everyone – not just football fans.”
Open seven days a week, The O2 is just 15-minutes from central London by tube, road or Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and ample car parking space is available.
TOCAL Social is owned by TOCA Football. The company was founded in 2014 by two-time U.S. World Cup and former English Premier League midfielder, Eddie Lewis, and owns 14 soccer training centres in North America and has 18 affiliates under its TOCA Sport division.
The O2 is the world’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue and has been visited by over 70 million people since opening in 2007.
Home to The O2 arena, Indigo at The O2 and Icon Outlet, one of London’s most exciting retail destinations with up to 70% off 60 superstar brands; The O2 is also home to Up at The O2, a climbing experience across the famous roof and over 30 bars and restaurants.