Swope Park Soccer Village Opening & Big 12 Women's Soccer Championship Kick-Off

Swope Park Soccer Village Opening & Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship Kick-Off

On November 5, local dignitaries–including Mayor Sly James, Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, 5th District Councilman Michael Brooks, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, KC Parks Swope Park LogosCommissioners, Sporting Club CEO Robb Heinemanand Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby–hosted a ceremony for the opening of the Championship Field in Swope Park Soccer Village and the kick-off of the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament which runs through November 10.   The Village is located at 63rd and Lewis Road in Swope Park.

The event marked the first phase of a $13.4 million project that by next fall will have five more youth soccer fields and other amenities in the Village. Here are some fun facts about the construction of the Championship Field:

  • 12,560,000 pounds of crushed limestone rock (the weight of 1,745 pickup trucks
  • 9,484,000 pounds of concrete
  •  9,240,000 pounds of asphalt
  •  8,080,000 pounds of a special sand blend (85% sand & 15% peat)
  • 5,000 linear feet of field drainage pipe ranging from 4” to 24” in diameter
  • 7,300 linear feet of PVC irrigation pipe
  •  99,500 square feet of sand-based sod shipped from Colorado in refrigerated trucks
  •  Used laser guided bulldozers able to grade earth to a ¼” tolerance and special tractors to an 1/8” tolerance (about the same as two quarters stacked together)
  • 15,600 square feet of PVC coated chain link fence with over 2,560 linear feet of fence posts and 6,240 linear feet of fence rails
  •  All designed, permitted, and constructed in under 120 calendar days

Watch a video about Swope Park Soccer Village