Five new full-sized synthetic fields will be built in Kansas City’s Swope Park
Ground preparation for Phase II of Swope Park Soccer Village’s $13.44 million expansion began this week to prepare for the construction of five new synthetic soccer fields in 2014. Located at 63rd and Lewis Rd. in Kansas City’s Swope Park, the Swope Park Soccer Village will be home to nine full-sized soccer fields and facilities upon the development’s completion.
In May, a $13.44 million expansion to the Swope Soccer Village was formally approved by the City Council. Four months after breaking ground, the complex’s natural grass championship field – the first of six new fields as part of the expansion – opened in November and hosted the 2013 Big 12 Soccer Championship. The conference’s postseason tournament will again be played at the Swope Soccer Village in 2014.
The five new synthetic fields will be built on the east side of Lewis Rd. and will each be furnished with lighting and fencing. Grand Construction serves as the general contractor. The development will also provide additional infrastructure updates, including new restroom, concession and storage amenities.
Swope Soccer Village will host the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament in 2014/2015 and NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championship in 2016/2017.
MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City opened the team’s training center at the Swope Soccer Village in 2007 with over 7,800 square feet of facility space and three soccer fields. The Sporting KC Academy, Sporting Club Network members and numerous community outreach programs utilize the existing four fields at the complex.