Controversial soccer complex built in Kansas City

The new Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City is arguably the finest of its kind in the country. However, the $13.4 million taxpayer cost doesn’t sit well with some. Nor does the fact that the local soccer club, Brookside Soccer Club, will now have to charge its families an extra $20 per player per season and is $20-$30K in the hole because of the new field use fees. There is even a neighborhood that had been scheduled to get a sewer system built that has been put on hold. The proponent of Swope say that extra tournaments and activity will bring a huge economic benefit to the region. Read the article and see what you think. One thing that can’t be argued: It is a beautiful complex and kids will love playing at it.


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