Riverside will be home to facility for pro soccer team –

Riverside will be home to facility for pro soccer team –

Kansas City NWSL building a training complex

Kansas City NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) unveiled plans on Friday, Sept. 17 for the team’s new $15-million training facility in Riverside.

The training facility, exclusively privately-funded by team owners, will be located just off I-635 and Horizons Parkway,

The complex will include two grass pitches and more than 17,000 square feet.

The layout includes comprehensive team training features such as a world-class locker room, elite weight and cardio rooms, and multiple outdoor and gathering spaces. The complex will house the team’s front office activities and includes areas focused on nutrition and wellness.

With ground broken nine months after Kansas City was awarded the club, the team’s new facility will also create outward-facing moments and visuals that intended to become a branding cornerstone.

“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.”

In choosing the location for the facility, co-founder and co-owner Chris Long noted that it was important to connect to the history, attitudes and attributes of the metro.

“This location is a perfect representation of both the history of the area and our bright future. Riverside sits on the very river that formed and shaped Kansas City with incredible views of downtown. We are grateful to Riverside 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.”

“As our community began to envision how Horizons could look, the idea of an active, inviting, and engaging development serving people from around the region became our goal. We’ve had many successes over the past 10 years, but this is certainly a crowning achievement,” said Rose.

“These owners, this team, and this project will be a wonderful addition to Riverside. I am so excited to work with Angie, Brittany (Matthews), and Chris to help their team be a great success and model for young women everywhere,” Rose said.

KC NWSL has Generator Studio and Monarch Build as its primary design and construction partners for the project, which is expected to be completed in 2022.

The team is in its first season of play, under owners Angie and Chris Long and Brittany Matthews, and will be in action next on Sept. 26 at the Washington Spirit before returning home to take on the Houston Dash on Oct. 2 at Legends Field.

Tickets are available at KCWoSo.com.

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