Kansas City picked for new national soccer training center

The U.S. Men's National Team has played games at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., and now U.S. Soccer will establish a training center near the stadium. | Courtesy of Brent Flanders/Flickr
The U.S. Men’s National Team has played games at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., and now U.S. Soccer will establish a training center near the stadium. | Courtesy of Brent Flanders/Flickr

A U.S. Soccer National Training Center, a $75 million complex with an economic impact of more than $1 billion, will be constructed in Kansas City, Kan., Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday evening. The project will include a 100,000-square-foot indoor facility with a practice field, along with eight lighted, outdoor professional soccer fields and eight youth fields. The complex also will include a 125-room, full-service hotel.

Sporting Club, the owner of Sporting Kansas City, agreed to build 21 soccer fields in Wyandotte County as part of an incentive package covering construction of its stadium, Sporting Park. The club will now aid in the development of the national soccer training campus.

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