Groundbreaking for the new KC Current stadium has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, as the NWSL squad releases three new renderings for the waterfront facility.
The new stadium will be the world’s first stadium purpose-built for a women’s professional team.
The ownership group of Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Mahomes will welcome dignitaries from across the region and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) to take part in the festivities.
“This is a historic and iconic night for our organization and for women’s sports across the globe,” said Kansas City Current co-owner and founder Angie Long via press release. “So many people have come together to make this project possible, and we can’t wait to put a shovel into the ground.”
“We’re building this stadium for our love of soccer and for Kansas City,” said KC Current co-owner and founder Chris Long via press release. “Not only is this stadium part of our vision to be the best women’s football club in the world but it also represents an investment in a multi-purpose venue which will bring concerts, other sports and tremendous programming which will undoubtedly benefit our broader region.”
“Berkley Riverfront Park is evolving into a destination for Kansas Citians and visitors,” said Port KC President and CEO, Jon Stephens via press release. “Our partnership with the KC Current and this first-of-its-kind stadium groundbreaking reinforces and accelerates that transformation. The KC Current aren’t just setting the standard for women’s sports, they’re building it right here in the heart of our city.”
As part of a 50-year lease agreement with Port KC, the 11,500-capacity, $117-million stadium will be built on a 7.08-acre site on the east end of the park in Kansas City, Mo. in partnership with primary design and construction partners Generator Studio, JE Dunn and Monarch Build. The new stadium is expected to open for the 2024 season.
Rendering courtesy Generator Studio.
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