Sporting Kansas City officially broke ground on the Central Bank Sporting Complex during a ceremony with local dignitaries on Friday morning. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and City Councilman Dan Fowler spoke at the event along with Sporting KC President and CEO Jake Reid and Central Bank Vice President Will Carter.
The $36 million multisport facility is scheduled to open in late summer of 2022. The facility will feature 10 synthetic turf fields designed for year-round use by soccer, football, baseball, softball and lacrosse teams as well as a wide range of other activities, events and programming through Sporting Fields + Athletics. All 10 fields will be lighted with convenient parking and additional on-site amenities will include trail connections, inclusive playgrounds, a fieldhouse, restrooms and concessions.
The 76-acre, tournament-quality complex is the focal point of an anticipated $375-million, multi-phase development on 492 acres within Twin Creeks Village. Major components of the mixed-use project include a campus for the Platte County R-3 School District, single and multi-family housing units, and commercial space for retail, office, restaurant, hotel and entertainment destinations.
A 10-minute drive from Kansas City International Airport for out-of-town visitors, Twin Creeks Village is projected to stimulate $2.26 billion in sales over a 30-year period after completion, which combined with the economic activity at the adjacent Costco location would generate an estimated $505.5 million in sales tax revenues during that time span.