The Seattle Sounders don’t just want a new place to practice — they’re building an entire neighborhood.
The Major League Soccer team announced a 10-year plan to build a training facility, office space, and housing on a site in the southwest Renton area, which used to hold the Longacres Racetrack and was most recently Boeing’s corporate headquarters.
The entire project is likely to cost over $1 billion.
- The 50,000 square-foot, eco-friendly facility, slated to open in 2024, will eventually include four fields, two made with artificial turf, the other two with grass.
- It will also include the team’s offices, plus a gym and clubhouse for the players.
- The team, which is partnering with Unico Properties on the entire project, will also build 3,000 multifamily residential units.
Unico bought Boeing’s former commercial headquarters in December for around $100 million.
The team is majority-owned by investor and Seattle Kraken co-owner Adrian Hanauer, and counts many Seattle legends among its minority shareholders.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr., Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, entertainers Drew Carey, singer Ciara (Wilson’s wife), and rapper Macklemore are all part-owners.