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Donate to the Abronzino Fund & Help Build a New Field House at the Abronzino Bowl

San Jose Parks Foundation


Help Build The Abronzino Field House

Your help is needed on a project that will provide a much-needed recreational support facility and honor an amazing man, Umberto Abronzino, who launched soccer in Santa Clara Valley.
>You may already know that in 2007, Watson Bowl was renamed for the late Umberto Abronzino, credited as being the father of soccer in Santa Clara Valley. As the San Jose Mercury News reported in his 2006 obituary, although Abronzino lived in the Willow Glen neighborhood, "[h]is home, however, was truly at Watson Bowl..."

Watson Park, built on a former San Jose city dump, was closed for several years for toxic remediation. In August 2011, the park re-opened, and the soccer bowl now contains two beautiful new fields, one grass and one artificial turf, both with lights to allow night play.
The vision of making the Abronzino Bowl a recreational soccer showpiece includes (among other amenities elsewhere in the park), a soccer field house replete with restrooms, concessions, office space, storage – and a permanent exhibit wall on Umberto Abronzino and the history of recreational soccer in Silicon Valley curated by our local history museum.

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Please pass this on to others. We need to reach everyone in San Jose who cares about soccer.
San Jose Parks Foundation
P.O. Box 53841 San Jose, CA 95153
Contact: Phone: (408) 893-PARK Website: