The Kansas City Current has released new renderings for its amended vision of what will be the first stadium purpose-built for a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team.
Initial designs for the project were revealed when it was first disclosed in October. Since the project was first announced, the club’s leadership said it has been working to create a state-of-the-art facility with the goal of developing the best player, fan and partner experience in the world.
As part of a 50-year lease agreement with Port KC, the stadium will be built on a 7.08-acre site on the east end of Berkley Riverfront Park in Kansas City, in partnership with primary design and construction partners Generator Studio, JE Dunn and Monarch Build.
The initial vision called for a 11,000-seat privately-funded stadium priced at $70m (£55.9m/€65.6m) that would open in 2024. However, it was revealed last month that the cost is set to rise to $117m amid plans to enhance the facilities on offer.
The club said it has now added seating for a total projected capacity of 11,500, along with in-stadium amenities like a Concourse Club and Scoreboard Bar. “Elite facilities are an essential part of the future for this team,” said Kansas City Current president Allison Howard, who was appointed to the role last month.
“Our new stadium will be an incredible place for athletes to compete at their highest level and the additional amenities will ensure that Kansas City fans have an experience worthy of the passion they bring to every match.”
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