Kansas City to get USA’s 1st stadium for women’s sport
The owners of the Kansas City professional women’s football team on Tuesday announced plans to build a US $ 70 million stadium for the team.
The Kansas City NWSL Stadium will be the first built in the United States specifically for a women’s football team.
Kansas City NWSL owners Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews have announced that the 11,000-seat stadium will be built along the Missouri River near downtown Kansas City. It will be financed by the private sector.
Construction is expected to begin in the spring or next summer, with the stadium ready for use by 2024, the Kansas City Star reported. Kansas City NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) previously announced plans to build a $ 15 million training facility in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside.
The team’s final game of its inaugural season will be played Saturday at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas. The team plans to play next year at Children’s Mercy Park, home to MLS’s Sporting KC.
“World-class facilities have proven to be a catalyst in the transformation of all professional sports,” said Long. “There is tremendous momentum in women’s sport in particular, and we are so proud to play a major role in ensuring that sport and our region benefit from the economy and growth offered by a stadium of this magnitude. “