Developers Announce New Venture, Partner and President

Gateway Sports Village Developers Announce  Venture, Partner and President  The developers of the Gateway Sports Village today announced a new sports complex development and marketing venture, and have named former Sporting Kansas City COO and General Counsel Greg Cotton as a new partner in the venture and as its President.  PG, LLC (“PG”) is developing the 250-acre, $234 million Gateway Sports Village, a mixed-use sporting complex planned for over 1 million square feet of retail, residential, hotel, dining, office, and entertainment.  Already under construction in Grandview, Missouri, Phase 1 of Gateway is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017 and once all phases have been completed, it will be the destination for soccer, football, lacrosse, and other sports and entertainment options in south Kansas City. PG is excited to announce the creation of a fully integrated development company that will focus on delivery of exceptional sports-related projects and services.  The initial focus of the company will be on creating a world-class sporting, recreational, residential, and commercial property at the Gateway Sports Village and will leverage the experience of PG’s partners to develop new real estate opportunities, operate and manage sports complexes, and deliver value through sponsorship sales and fulfillment.  The company will feature a consulting division that will advise clients around the country on athletic complex design, financing, construction, marketing, and operations. “My partners and I saw an opportunity to take PG to the next level,” said PG managing partner Deron Cherry.  “Multi-field, multi-sport athletic complexes are springing up all over Kansas City and all over the country.  These complexes are unique in that they present significant development,...

Gateway Sports Village Update – April 2017

If you have driven past the Gateway complex over the winter months, you can see that phase 1 soccer fields are graded to field level. Special thanks to our construction partners that worked quickly to reshape the landscape. Phase 1 consists of seven soccer fields and Main Street retail land parcels. Once the phase 1 fields are installed, construction equipment will move to the east of Main Street and continue building the balance of the soccer fields.   Our architects, world renowned sports firm Populous (www.populous), HDR Engineers, our construction partner Lillig Construction and the City of Grandview have been working diligently the past several months on the approvals for the next phase of construction. Based on our latest meetings, we should be green lighted with final approvals shortly. Our goal is to have kids playing on these world class soccer fields this Fall 2017.   Over the next few weeks and months, we plan to announce the restaurants, businesses, lodging, recreation, medical and entertainment partners that will be a part of phase 2 Main Street retail and the commercial frontage on 150 highway.   Additionally, we are days away from exciting announcements on both our single family and multifamily homes at Gateway where families can experience the recreation and sports environment first-hand.   We appreciate your continued support and look forward to sharing exciting news and updates on a regular basis.   Deron Cherry Managing Partner Gateway Sports...

Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC Selected as Exclusive Partner for Gateway Village Sports Complex

14 Field Soccer and Sports Complex will be the Largest All Turf Complex in the World (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2016 Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC is proud to announce that they have been selected as the exclusive sports lighting partner for the Gateway Village Sports Complex in Grandview, Missouri. The Q-LED GameChanger system was chosen based on its unique design, reliability, integrated wireless controls, optimization for HD television, energy efficiency and industry-leading warranty. Qualite is honored to have the GameChanger in the world’s largest turf complex. As a stay-and-play facility for youth soccer players and their families, the complex will have over seven million square feet of retail, hotel, dining, office, entertainment, and residential space. Providing a vacation destination for the nation’s fastest growing traveling sport, giving families plenty of reasons to come early and stay late. “Our mission has been to have the highest quality, cutting edge technology at this world class sports facility,” stated Deron Cherry, Founder and Managing Partner at Gateway. “Qualite’s Q-LED GameChanger is on the cutting edge of sports lighting technology and we are excited to announce this partnership.” Eric Boorom, owner of Qualite, said, “We are very excited to be part of this incredible sports complex and have the opportunity to support youth soccer through Gateway’s soccer partner, Heartland Soccer Association, the largest soccer league in America.” Nick Page, President of Qualite, added, “Securing the exclusive partnership with the leaders and developers of the Gateway Village lends credence to the Q-LED GameChanger system and warranty we provide our customers.” Construction of Gateway Village began in August 2016 for the Spring 2017 opening. For more information...

Gateway Sports Village Breaks Ground

August 9th marked the official Groundbreaking ceremony for the $300 million soccer complex featuring 14 turfs soccer fields, single & multi-family homes, restaurants, offices, medical and hotels in one complex.   Phase I soccer fields scheduled to open Spring 2017.   Game...

Nearly $300 Million Gateway Village Sports Complex Ready for Groundbreaking in Grandview

Nearly $300 Million Gateway Village Sports Complex Ready for Groundbreaking in Grandview Shovels and Hard Hats Ready for August 9th Developers Deron Cherry, Kurt Pycior and Shane Hackett have waited a long time to make their dream of a stay-and-play facility for soccer players and their families to become a reality. On Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00PM, the developers will stand alongside their own families, young soccer players from Heartland Soccer Association, as well as City and County dignitaries for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Gateway Village Complex. Grandview Mayor Leonard Jones, Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr., and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II will speak to the enormous impact this first-of-its-kind development is expected have on the City, State of Missouri, and even the region. Gateway is located on 150 Highway between Byars and Kelly Road. The ceremony will be held on Park Hills Drive in the development. There will be signage on-site to help direct you to the event and parking. Media inquiries should be directed to Valarie Poindexter, Grandview Communications Coordinator at 816-868-2756 or Bridgette Samuelson with Heartland Soccer at 913-888-8768. About Gateway Sports Village Gateway Village Sports Complex is a mixed-use sporting complex with over 7 million sq feet of retail, hotel, dining, office, entertainment, and residential. The complex will feature 14 all turf soccer fields making it the largest turf complex in the world with fields opening in Spring 2017. The development is located in Grandview, MO. approximately 1.25 miles east of 71HWY along MO 150HWY between Byars Rd and Kelley Rd. For more information, go to www.GatewaySportsVillage.com About the City of Grandview The City of...

Hotel group checks in at Gateway Sports Village

The developers of Gateway Sports Village, a proposed $300 million youth-sports-anchored mixed-use project in Grandview, announced Tuesday that Liberty Hotel Group will add two new hotels on the site, which lies on the north side of Missouri Highway 150 between Byars and Kelley roads. The first hotel, a Best Western Plus, will be integrated with soccer fields, retail space and an 86,000-square-foot multisport field house to be developed in the project’s first phase. The project’s 14 lighted artificial-turf soccer fields are scheduled to open at Gateway Sports Village next spring. Construction of the Best Western Plus is scheduled to begin around the same time. VIEW SLIDESHOW 6 photos Construction of the first phase of Gateway Sports Village is scheduled to begin in July,… more The $234 million portion of the sports village for which the developers have received incentives worth $78 million includes the fields, a field house, three hotels with a total of 540 rooms and 334,000 square feet of mixed-use space, including office, medical office, retail, restaurants and entertainment venues. It also includes a residential component, for which the developers did not seek incentives, consisting of 40 existing single-family homes and 250 planned apartments. Ultimately, the developers also plan to incorporate additional commercial space and recreational facilities into the sports village. The complex is expected to attract 1.8 million visitors a year, generating thousands of hotel rooms a night for visiting teams, players, and families. INTERACTIVE MAP: Crane Watch: What’s being built in the Kansas City area Liberty Hotel Group, which is based in Liberty, is a hotel development, investment and management company with hotel holdings across the United States. “It is...

Gateway Partner Heartland Soccer Registers Record Number League Teams

Over 1250 teams will compete in America’s Largest Soccer League OVERLAND PARK, KS –   Heartland Soccer Association announces record league registration for its fall soccer league which begins Friday, August 6 th . This season Heartland Soccer League will have new play formats with 7 vs. 7 and 9 vs. 9 for the younger age groups as well as full-sided 11 vs. 11 games with the new play mandates issued by US Soccer. In addition to Kansas City area based teams, teams from a surrounding 4 state area will travel to play in the Heartland Soccer League. “This continues to be an exciting time for soccer in Kansas City.  We have consistent growth on two fronts.  Our local clubs continue to grow and develop players at all ages, and we are able to draw teams outside of our area to travel here and play league every weekend,” stated Shane Hackett, Executive Director at Heartland Soccer Association.  “The depth and diversity of players and teams is a big attraction and, of course, our world class soccer facilities at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Swope Soccer Village are unparalleled.  What an incredible opportunity for our KC kids to grow up playing soccer here.” About Heartland Soccer Association Heartland Soccer Association is recognized as the largest soccer league in the United State and operates the largest tournaments in the Midwest.   The league accepts players of all skill levels including recreational and premier level players and teams. Each year over 170 different soccer clubs compete at Heartland.  Both league and tournaments are held on synthetic soccer turf at the world-class soccer facilities of Scheels...

Grandview board approves $234 million Gateway Village project involving Deron Cherry

Development team includes former Kansas City Chiefs player Project includes 14 soccer fields Grandview Board of Aldermen approved 5-0 Deron Cherry Deron Cherry Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com BY STEVE VOCKRODT svockrodt@kcstar.com Grandview leaders voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve a $234 million project that planners expect will include 14 soccer fields, new retail and commercial development, and several hundred hotel rooms. PG LLC, a development entity that includes former Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Deron Cherry, went before the Grandview Board of Aldermen during a regularly scheduled meeting to get approval for tax increment financing for the project. The board’s approval after a public hearing signaled the final vote PG LLC needed from the city to proceed with their project. The developer has announced a groundbreaking on June 30. Gateway Village, which is considered Grandview’s largest development, will be built on 200 acres, generally along Missouri 150 east of Interstate 49 between Byars and Kelley roads. The team, which also includes Lee’s Summit developer Kurt Pycior and Heartland Soccer Association executive director Shane Hackett, wants to build the Gateway Village in four phases. The first phase would include 14 soccer fields and 108,000 square feet of retail and residential space. Those 14 fields would represent additional resources for the strong local demand for soccer fields. Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, which has 12 fields that cover 96 acres, is considered one of the top facilities of its kind in the region. The nine-field Swope Soccer Village in Swope Park has welcomed regional soccer competitions, including the Big 12 women’s soccer championships, since expanding in 2013. A second phase in Grandview...

Developers net incentives, ready to break ground on $234M sports village

Deron Cherry recalled his son’s 2009 soccer practices taking place in a Hy-Vee parking lot due to a scarcity of fields. Cherry and his wife wanted wanted a safer place for their children to practice soccer, he said, and she envisioned a practice, game and tournament venue with all the amenities soccer families could wish for in one location. VIEW SLIDESHOW 6 photos Construction of the first phase of Gateway Sports Village is scheduled to begin in July,… more Seven years later, Cherry and three business partners are preparing to break ground for such a groundbreaking facility: the Gateway Sports Village. “There truly is no other place like this in the entire world,” said Kurt Pycior, Cherry’s development partner and the man who coached his son’s team back in the blacktop days. He was speaking during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Grandview Board of Aldermen, which voted unanimously to approve $61 million in tax increment financing for the $234 million sports-anchored mixed-use development. Over a 23-year period, TIF is expected to divert $33 million in property tax revenue and $28 million in economic activity tax revenue generated by the project to cover eligible costs. INTERACTIVE MAP: Crane Watch: What’s being built in the Kansas City area Construction of the 200-acre project is scheduled to begin next month on the north side of Missouri Highway 150 between Byars and Kelley roads. A general contractor has not yet been announced; Populous, a leading global sports design firm, is the project architect. The project is being developed by PG LLC, which includes Cherry, a former Kansas City Chiefs all-pro safety; Pycior, a commercial builder and developer; Matt Taylor, general manager at Pycior...

Fox 4 News: Grandview approves multi-million dollar Gateway Village Project, a first of its kind soccer-hotel complex

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Grandview’s Board of Alderman voted unanimously Tuesday on a public-financing plan to bring a $300 million, first-of-its kind youth soccer complex to the city. The largest youth sports complex plan in Missouri state history will create 14 lighted artificial turf soccer fields, hotels and retail space along Highway 150. Former Kansas City Chief Deron Cherry said he and his wife got the idea when she became a soccer mom, and realized the community needed more when it came to soccer fields and entertainment. She couldn’t attend Tuesday’s meeting as her two children were playing soccer at Scheel’s Overland Park complex and at Swope Village, the two sites for Heartland Soccer. “The fact is we have so many kids playing soccer, we have to turn away hundreds of teams that want to play in tournaments and we are now the largest soccer league in the U.S,” Heartland Soccer Executive Director Shane Hackett said. Heartland Soccer wanted to expand into areas south of Kansas City in Missouri, and found land off of Highway 150, east of Interstate 49 in Grandview. “We are very excited to have this in Grandview off 150 Highway, off I-49, so we are looking forward to it this is a great location the 200 acres is awesome,” Grandview Mayor Leonard Jones said. Hackett understands the appeal of the game itself, but says even he isn’t sure why soccer is so much more popular in Kansas City than the rest of the nation. Because of the unusual demand, the Gateway Village Project will also be the first soccer complex in the nation to include three hotels with 540...