Kansas City NWSL announced plans for a new training facility on Friday.
Located in Riverside, Mo., the $15 million facility will be privately-funded by team owners. It will include two grass pitches with more than 17,000 square feet of team facilities. With a new locker room, weight and cardio room as well as outdoor and gathering spaces, the complex will also house the team’s front offices and an area focused on nutrition and wellness.
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Outward-facing moments and visuals featured on the facility are set to become a “branding cornerstone” for the team and the entire community.
“The training facility gives a tangible sign of the three driving forces for our club: our players, our community and our passion to create the future of women’s sports,” said Co-Founder and Co-Owner Angie Long, “Our team will spend more time together here than anywhere, so it’s thrilling for us to bring it to life so quickly.”
The choice in location is also meant to lean into the history, attitudes and attributes that have shaped the Kansas City metro area.
“This location is a perfect representation of both the history of the area and our bright future,” said Co-Founder and Co-Owner Chris Long. “Riverside sits on the very river that formed and shaped Kansas City with incredible views of downtown. We are grateful to Mayor Kathy Rose, the Board of Aldermen, and the entire city staff; from moment one, they have shared our vision for an even brighter tomorrow, and an appreciation for the way our team can connect the broader KC community.”
The project is expected to be completed in 2022.