Kansas City Current has revealed new renderings of its planned 11,500-capacity stadium, which will be the first purpose-built National Women’s Soccer League venue in the US.
The Current broke ground on the stadium in October and the venue is scheduled to open in time for the 2024 NWSL season. The facility is being built at Berkley Riverfront Park and will cost $117m (£95.3m/€111m) to build.
The new renderings show views of the stadium’s east stand, with ‘Current’ inscribed across the sideline’s general reserve seating. The club has also unveiled a construction project for the timeline, with work currently progressing on site utilities and building foundations.
Next spring will see concrete put into place, before building masonry for suites, concessions and other amenities takes place in the summer. The scoreboard will also be fitted in the summer, with the pitch installation slated to commence in August.
By next autumn, work will focus on the installation of concourse paving and stadium seating, before interior finishes for suites and club levels, concourses and bars are carried out. The stadium is then scheduled to open in March 2024 in time for the start of the NWSL season.
No seat in the stadium will be more than 100 feet from the pitch. Fans are able to guarantee a seat for the new stadium by buying a season ticket for the 2023 season, which the Current will spend at Children’s Mercy Park, home of Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City.
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 the park in Kansas City in partnership with primary design and construction partners Generator Studio, JE Dunn and Monarch Build.