Thursday, 3rd July 2014
The RocksFootball enthusiasts won?t have to go to Brazil to be part of the 2014 World Cup ? they can recreate the vibe right here in The Rocks by playing foosball on unique tables housed in six giant timber towers.
The popular tabletop game of soccer will be part of Arena Calcetto, a unique and live installation in The Rocks throughout June, July and August this year. Each timber tower is up to 10 metres high and hides a different foosball table with custom-made players, just waiting for action when the World Cup kicks off on in June!
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) CEO, Catherine Gallagher, says The Rocks is the perfect backdrop for Arena Calcetto which loosely means arena for ?little football?. Arena Calcetto?s towers are derived from traditional Venetian sailing boats and reflect The Rocks? harbour setting.
?With its laneways and historic buildings, The Rocks is a great setting for Arena Calcetto?s extraordinary timber towers and their hidden foosball tables,? said Ms Gallagher.
?This fantastic installation will transform observers into contestants as they discover the custom-made tables hidden within the sculptures.
?Every one of the 132 foosball players is individually handcrafted and designed to appeal to young and old alike!
?Arena Calcetto will draw visitors and locals alike and encourage people to meet and interact with each other through a lively and highly competitive game.?