An update on the Kansas City Current’s new stadium at Berkley Riverfront
The Current is changing the tides in women’s sports, building the first ever sports stadium purposed for a women’s team in the world. Let’s check in on updates to the project’s construction, anticipating a 2024 finish.
The Kansas City Current’s brand new stadium at Berkley Riverfront hit a new construction milestone this week — the placement of the final steel beam.
Construction on the new facility began in April after last fall’s groundbreaking ceremony. Since then, 80,000+ hours of labor have gone into the project, according to the Current. The steel foundation is now complete, allowing for elements like building out the suite level, concessions set ups, and pitch installation.
“Stadium construction happens all the time, but this stadium is different. Every milestone is particularly special. Why? Because it hasn’t been done before. We can celebrate something that is truly a first,” co-owner Chris Long said.
Other projects on the riverfront are making waves — including the KC Streetcar Extension, the first hotel in 122 years, and a waterfront beer garden.
The stadium is still on budget ($117 million) and on track for a 2024 completion.