Kansas City Announces New Soccer Complex
11 Aug, 2014
Area Expects to be New ‘Soccer Capital of America’
Last week, Kansas City, Kansas received exciting news that the city will be the epicenter of soccer in the United States. Governor Sam Brownback, Wyandotte County, Sporting Club and other partners announced the development of a U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City. The facility will house the National Training and Coaching Development Center, an elite athlete training and performance analytics campus and national youth soccer development programs.
During the next 30 years, the National Training and Coaching Development Center is anticipated to have a total economic impact of more than $1 billion for Kansas and Wyandotte County. The facility will house a variety of U.S. National Team training camps and bring opportunities for Sporting Park to host matches for the men’s and women’s National Teams at the youth and senior levels. The complex will also feature referee and coach education sessions and many additional U.S. Soccer events.
The $75-plus million soccer village will provide a world-class environment to develop players, coaches and referees of all ages. The complex will include the following features:
Approximately 100,000 square feet for a state of the art indoor facility with a practice field.
Eight lighted professional smart fields and eight youth fields.
A climate-controlled indoor pavilion.
Specialized facilities tailored toward strength and nutrition, hydration, sports science, health and wellness.
State of the art video and analytics.
A 125-room full-service hotel.
The goal of the National Training and Coaching Development Center is to harness every resource available in order to execute U.S. Soccer's vision and aid in an aggressive pursuit of success on the international stage. Guided by the expertise of best-in-class partners, the high-performance campus will introduce a vertically integrated system of intelligent, data-driven training. Similar to the next-generation technology at Sporting Park, the Center will be wired to maximize innovation and make resources available for advanced research and development in athletic performance