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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Livestrong Sporting Park Designed As U.S.’ First World-Class Soccer Stadium

Alucobond, Livestrong Sporting Park, Populous, Alistair Tutton Photography

Project Name: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Project Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Alucobond Materials: 27,080 sq ft 6mm custom Willmer Blue 18,380 sq ft 6mm custom ATCT Gray 10,710 sq ft 6mm custom Pewter 4,630 sq ft 6mm custom Tucson Medium Gray
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Populous, Kansas City, Mo.
Fabricator/Installer: A2MG, Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
General Contractor: Turner Construction Co. Kansas City, Mo., office
Images: Alistair Tutton Photography
The new $200-million LIVESTRONG Sporting Park – which opened in June 2011  in Kansas City, Kan., as home to the Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer (MLS) team – was designed to be the United States’ first world-class soccer stadium. This 340,000 square-foot stadium situated on a 14-acre site features 18,500 seats and includes 36 luxury suites and five clubs. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park boasts a 75-yard by 120-yard playing field with a natural grass surface that includes an under-soil heating and moisture management system. The stadium’s state-of-the-art communications systems utilizes 300 HDTVs broadcasting through an IPTV network as well as two HD video boards, including the main 2,016 square-foot board on the stadium’s south end and a 550 square-foot board on the north end. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is the first MLS stadium to be fully lighted for HDTV. (more…)


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