Tuesday night the City of Grandview Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Gateway Sports Village’s Conceptual Development Plan. First announced in May, 2015 it’s a $300 million dollar project spread across 240 acres in a suburb approximately 13 miles due East of the Overland Park Soccer Complex.
Phase one of Gateway Village will include retail development, street networks, parking and 8-10 soccer fields completed for matches to begin in April of 2017. in time for the Missouri State Cup to return to Kansas City perchance?
From the May 2015 story in the Kansas City Business Journals
Don Cherry’s development team for the 240-acre project also includes Kurt Pycior, a commercial builder and developer, and Shane Hackett, executive director for the Overland Park-based Heartland Soccer Association.
Hackett said the Gateway Village sports complex will include
15 turf soccer fields, including one stadium field, making it the largest all-turf complex in the world.
Heartland Soccer, the nation’s largest soccer league, has entered into a long-term agreement to be the master tenant and scheduler for the fields, which will also be available for football and lacrosse. They are expected to be ready for the fall 2016 season.
The Jackson County Advocate offered an update on the complex prior to the vote on Tuesday
The plan allows for the development of a mixed-use project consisting of
fourteen synthetic turf soccer fields, an 83,000 square-foot field house, three hotels, a grocery store, multi-family housing, parking garages and twenty-four buildings to be used as mixed-use retail, restaurant, medical and pharmacy.