By Ann Clifford
Kansas City is described as the “Soccer Capital of America” — and the region makes a compelling case for the title. Vast youth soccer complexes with wall-to-wall matches every weekend. Rousing chants of enthusiastic fans rooting for professional teams. City-wide preparations to host match play during the FIFA World Cup 26™.
But here’s what really seals the deal: the excitement about what the city’s professional women’s soccer team — the Kansas City Current — is building along the banks of the Missouri River.
Match-ready for the KC Current’s 2024 season, the privately funded, show-stopping stadium in Berkley Riverfront Park features views of both the Missouri River and the downtown skyline.
The mold-breaking doesn’t stop on the pitch, either — the design and construction of this groundbreaking venue was brought to fruition by a predominantly women-led project team, with a shared goal of creating world-class athlete and fan experiences.