Swope Soccer Village
6310 Lewis Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
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State-of-the-art Swope Soccer Village features nine full-size fields (six synthetic turf, three natural grass) in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's historic Swope Park. The world-class venue hosts the following local teams and organizations:
- Sporting Kansas City's official training ground
- Sporting KC Academy (U12, U14, U16 & U18)
- Brookside Soccer Club
- Upper Room after-school & summer programs
The $20+ million facility has also served as a training site for an illustrious list of teams since opening in 2007, including the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams, Manchester United, Manchester City, AS Roma, CD Guadalajara, Club America, Montpellier, Newcastle United and Stoke City. In addition, Swope Soccer Village has attracted numerous championship-level events to the region:
- NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer Championships (2016 and 2017)
- NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Soccer Championships (2014 and 2015)
- Big 12 Women's Soccer Championship (2013 - present)
- Girls State Cup and Presidents Cup for Missouri and Kansas youth soccer (2014)
- Central Region MLS Generation adidas Cup (2014)
Field Rental: Please call Heartland Soccer Association at 913-888-8768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about field rentals.
Lost & Found: Call 816-416-6113 to inquire about items left at Swope Soccer Village. Please note that all unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of each youth soccer season.
Sporting Kansas City's training center was dedicated July 13, 2007 in front of dignitaries from throughout Kansas City along with the team's ownership, players, coaches and officials. Located at 63rd and Lewis Rd. in Swope Park (the second largest municipal park in the country), the facility is the product of a unique public-private partnership between the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and Sporting Club, the parent organization of Sporting Kansas City.
Completed in only four months, the facility was immediately hailed as one of the finest in Major League Soccer and on par with some of the best in the world. The privately financed $5 million building and soccer fields provide the most professional environment possible for players, with over 7,800 square feet of facility space and three soccer fields. The 7,000 square-foot main structure houses the players and technical staff, and the adjacent storage building houses the turf maintenance equipment. Features of the main building include a large locker room and lounge for the players, treatment and hydrotherapy areas, a cardio and weight training room as well as equipment and laundry facilities. It also houses the offices, meeting, and locker rooms for the technical staff and field operations staff.
Sporting Club completed the second phase of construction on the facility in March 2008 with the conversion of Field 6 into an all-weather, lighted synthetic turf field. In 2013, a $15.5 million expansion was approved to usher in a new era at the Swope Soccer Village. A natural grass championship field with seating for 1,500 opened within four months of breaking ground and served as the site for the Big 12 Soccer Championship in 2013 and 2014.
Soccer Village in High Demand
Five new, full-sized synthetic surface fields opened in September 2014 to bring the total number of fields within the complex to nine. The development will also provide additional infrastructure updates, including new restroom, concession and storage amenities. As part of the improvements, the new plaza area features the stunning Triple Blome created by local artist/designer Jake Balcom and funded by the City's one percent for art ordinance. Click here to learn more about the stainless steel sculptures and follow @SwopeSoccer on Twitter for all the latest.