RIVERSIDE, Mo. — The Kansas City Current continue to grow their footprint in Soccer City, USA.
The young franchise unveiled its $18 million training facility, funded by team owners, to much fanfare Tuesday, signaling an increased investment in women’s professional sports.
“To be able to have this and be able to call it our own is super special,” Current midfielder Kristen Edmonds said.
The facility, christened with the support from the team, town and league support, is believed to be the first women’s professional soccer specific facility in the world.
“Our crest is on our weights, on our barbells," Edmond said, "They’ve given us everything we need to come in and be a professional athlete."
The training complex is focused on all aspects of player health and wellness, from cardio and recovery, to nutritional health, to mental wellness, according to a release from the Current. The facility features two pitches.
“To have our own building and our own fields is incredible,” rookie Alex Loera added. “This sets the standard that we deserve the same that other men’s sports get."
The Current returns to action on Friday, July 1, against the Houston Dash.