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KC NWSL and Port KC announce plans for NWSL specific stadium

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KC NWSL to construct the first soccer stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team.

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KC NWSL will construct the first soccer stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team, with a seating capacity of 11,000, with an option to expand in the future. The estimated $70-million project will be entirely privately financed through the ownership group of Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews. It’s set to open in 2024.

The team will sign a 50-year lease for Parcel 8, the 7.08-acre site, located on the east end of the Berkley Riverfront in Kansas City, Missouri. Primary design and construction partners include Kansas City-based Generator Studio, JE Dunn and Monarch Build.

“From the beginning, our vision has been to create a player-first experience, and facilities for our team that match not only the elite level of these incredible athletes, but also the passionate support of the Kansas City metro and our fans,” said KC NWSL Co-Founder and Co-Owner Chris Long. “We believe this significant investment and commitment will shape a stronger future for our entire region and our athletes.”

The team held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, which can be viewed on YouTube.