2012 Award of Merit
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Kansas City, Kan.
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., is a $135.5-million Major League Soccer stadium with 37 luxury suites and a seating capacity of 18,500 for soccer games. Seats can be removed to accommodate more than 25,000 people for concerts and other events. It is the most technologically advanced stadium in Major League Soccer.
Architectural fins incorporated into the design of the building's facade represent the movement of the players on the field, while the corkscrew, sloping roof canopy is designed to emulate the movement of the ball. The roof covers every seat in the stadium with polycarbonate sections created as an aesthetic element while also allowing sunlight through for turf growth.
Owner: Sporting Kansas City, Kansas City, Kan.
Architect: Populous, Kansas City, Mo.
General Contractor: Turner Construction, Kansas City, Mo.
Civil Engineer: BHC Rhodes, Kansas City, Kan.
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, Kansas City, Mo.
MEP: M-E Engineers, Kansas City, Mo.
Entry submitted by Turner Construction