Kansas City will be home to the first stadium built specifically for an NWSL team.
Days after the city hosted representatives from FIFA and U.S. Soccer for its 2026 World Cup bid, and a few weeks after Kansas City NWSL announced construction of a $15 million training facility, the team unveiled plans to build a $70 million stadium minutes from downtown.
Built on public land, the stadium is slated to open in 2024 and will seat at least 11,000 fans. Team officials signed a 50-year lease for seven acres on the Missouri riverfront.
- The facility will be funded by the team’s ownership group, which includes Chris and Angie Long and Brittany Matthews, the fiancée of Patrick Mahomes.
- Chris Long is the founder and CEO of Palmer Square Capital Management, a Kansas City-based firm that oversees $20 billion in assets.
Angie Long, the firm’s chief investment officer, estimates the team will turn a profit within the next 10 years.
Kansas City NWSL moved from Utah last year. The team will share a home with MLS’ Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park until the new stadium opens.