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Kansas City Star: ‘They thought of everything.’ Check out the new National Training and Coaching Development Center

By Sam McDowell

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes directed a group of 35 people down a passageway Monday, serving as the unofficial tour guide for a $75 million structure. On his left, he pointed toward a cryotherapy room, designed to accelerate muscle recovery. On his right, there was a hypobaric chamber, a room with adjustable altitude. After a step backward, he explained the benefits of another space with motion analysis.

And on it went.

“You see the blueprints and the renderings and you have a vision, but seeing it and walking in here, it’s still hard to believe,” he said. “I’m still amazed every time I walk in here.”

The Center was officially unveiled to media members on Monday. It will be referred to as Pinnacle.

Pinnacle, funded primarily through Kansas sales tax revenue (STAR) bonds, will serve as the new full-time training home for Sporting KC, which previously occupied Swope Soccer Village. Located on the southeast corner of 98th Street and Parallel Parkway, it will house three tenants. U.S. Soccer has moved its coaching and refereeing training programs to the 50-acre site. And a new Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center occupies a branch of the lower floor, with a planned completion in April.


Read the full article via the Kansas City Star.

Learn more about the Sports Medicine Center at Children's Mercy