Governor Sam Brownback joined Sporting Club, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and representatives from Schlitterbahn Water Park and EPR Properties tonight to announce the development of a U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City, Kan.
The facility will house the National Training and Coaching Development Center, an elite athlete training and performance analytics campus and national youth soccer development programs. – SportingKC.com
Sneak peak of #ussoccer training, coaching and referee center we’re working on here in the #SoccerCapitalOfAmerica via Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman’s twitter.
Kansas City doing it really, really big these days. All Star game last season. They walked off with the MLS Cup last season. Arguably had the best National Team games leading up to the World Cup. They have two of the best young Mens Team players on their roster as DP’s. They possibly have some of the most swagged out players in the MLS. There is the Power and Light District. The Z-Man. And now they have this.
Reports tell us that the state-of-the-art $75-plus million soccer facility, will be include approximately 100,000 square feet for an indoor facility complete with a practice field, eight lighted professional smart fields and eight youth fields.
Additional amenities will include a climate-controlled indoor pavilion and specialized facilities tailored toward strength and nutrition, hydration, sports science, health and wellness, video and analytics.
The complex will also feature a 125-room full-service hotel.
Another great step in the growth of this game. Kansas City is a great town and I’ve had A LOT of fun down there. This is going to create a ton of jobs, long lasting gigs, and a great environment to grow our game. What they have done in the last few years since the rebrand, building into an MLS powerhouse, and now this. I love it.
* Random side note, Kansas City, Kansas can be abbreviated KCK.