Children’s Mercy Park stands out as one of the finest sports structures in the city. However, it’s the new Pinnacle National Development Center that combines athletic science with player, referee and coach training into a single world-class facility.
The center, which was developed in collaboration between U.S. Soccer, Children’s Mercy and Sporting KC, is the training home for Kansas City’s MLS soccer team and houses the U.S. Soccer National Development Center and the Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West. Pinnacle also hosts national teams and clubs from all around the world, with amenities including five soccer fields, a sports performance lab, workout facilities and more.
Other soccer setups shine in Kansas City as well. Swope Soccer Village and the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex regularly hosts local leagues and regional tournaments throughout the year.