Kansas City, Kansas approves national center for soccer

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Plans for a new national education and training soccer center in Kansas City, Kansas, have scored a goal.

The city’s government on Thursday gave final approval for construction of the center, with plans for it to be the home base for U.S. Soccer and its national teams.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1GSbxqT ) the $62 million center would be built on 174 acres near the home of Sporting Kansas City.

The center will be funded mostly by sales tax revenue bonds. It is expected to be completed sometime in 2017.

U.S. Soccer has already signed a 20-year lease to be the primary tenant of the center.

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