University of Missouri Kansas City Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Design Achievement – This new campus venue for the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Kangaroo's Men's and Women's Soccer programs delivers an experience that fits into the campus's surrounding urban context. DLR Group focused on providing a signature facility and playing field that creates a welcoming and memorable public face for UMKC athletics on campus. The Kangaroo Court serves as an entry plaza and public gathering space on game days and provides a welcoming outdoor space on the campus year around. An overlook adjacent to the grandstand features views of the field as well as Kansas City's famed retail district, the Country Club Plaza.
Scope Summary – The scope for this 15,000 SF called for a NCAA Division I soccer pitch, stadium seating for 850 fans, and a four-lane training and recreational track. A bermed seating section playfully referred to as the "Pouch" offers students their own seating section. The stadium features lighting for night games and a synthetic turf playing field which is utilized for additional student recreational use. A 9,000 SF support building houses locker rooms for the Kangaroo's men's and women's soccer teams, track & field teams, women's softball, and visiting teams. Coaches' offices and meeting rooms have views of the fields, further enhancing the recruiting appeal. DLR Group provided planning, architecture, interior design, and mechanical and electrical engineering services for this project.