The Swope Park Rangers have announced their home venue for the 2018 USL season, as the club will play at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium in Overland Park, KS.
The Rangers’ home opener on March 24 will mark their debut at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, a newly renovated 7,500-seat facility. Receiving $6 million in improvements that took place from fall 2016 to spring 2017, the venue has updated fan amenities and player facilities, including two locker rooms, new audio and video technology, a hospitality suite, and more.
This decision comes after a search for a facility that could meet Division II standards. More from SportingKC.com:
“We are excited to play our 2018 home matches at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium,” Sporting KC President Jake Reid said. “In our search for a facility that met U.S. Soccer Division II standards, this was the perfect fit right in the heart of our fan base.”
“The Shawnee Mission School District and the Shawnee Mission South community are thrilled that the Swope Park Rangers have chosen our stadium as the club’s new home venue,” said John Johnson, Shawnee Mission South Athletic Director. “We look forward to the Rangers bringing high-level soccer to this area and want to thank the Sporting Kansas City organization for helping to make this partnership possible.”
Prior to this move, the Rangers played their home games at Children’s Mercy Victory Field, which is part of Swope Soccer Village. The Rangers are slated to face Seattle Sounders FC 2 in their Shawnee Mission South District Stadium debut.