Thanks to the success and exploding popularity of Sporting Kansas City, the city’s Major League Soccer team, Kansas City has earned a reputation as the Soccer Capital of America. It’s fitting that Livability.com recognized Overland Park as a top soccer city, thanks largely to the state-of-the-art Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, a must-see destination for soccer players and fans of all ages.
Complex highlights include 12 lighted, tournament-quality synthetic turf fields complete with field cooling systems; meeting space for captains, volunteers and event and tournament check-ins; three on-site Corner Kick Cafes, free WiFi, ample parking, a skate park, multiple playgrounds and more.
Plus, the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex offers a prime location that puts players, coaches, volunteers and fans within minutes of numerous hotels, 200 restaurants, shopping and local points of interest, including the Indian Creek Hike and Bike Trail, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.
Additional soccer fields are located at four city parks, including Highland View (151st and England streets), Indian Valley (116th Street and Knox), Nall Hills (105th Street and Nall) and Roe (104th Street and Roe).
And if you’re craving even more soccer, check Sporting Kansas City’s schedule and enjoy the incredible atmosphere at Children’s Mercy Park. Whatever you do, just be prepared to bring the noise!