Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company LLC

landscape architecture | planning | urban design

  • Championship Field at Swope

    Soccer Village


    LAND3 Studio

    Kansas City, KS


    Sporting Kansas City

    Kansas City, KS


    Olsson Associates

    Overland Park, KS


    Wellner Architects

    Kansas City, MO


    Grand Construction

    Kansas City, KS

  • Awards

    2010 American Society of Landscape Architects/ Central States

    Merit Award


    2009 American Society of Landscape Architects/ Prairie Gateway

    Merit Award

  • Description

    In 2013, a $13.44 million expansion was approved to usher in a new era at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri. As part of the Sporting KC’s professional soccer training facility, JBC and Land3 Studio designed a natural grass championship field with seating for 1,500. Following its completion, the championship field hosted the Big 12 Soccer Championship in November of 2013.


    As one of the few truly level soccer pitches in the nation, the championship field provides a 90,000 square foot professional quality natural bluegrass soccer surface. A four month construction schedule required efficient collaboration among all those involved.


    “It is always a rewarding professional experience when the entire team has the ability to design, build, and deliver to the community a project of such exceptional quality” noted Jeffrey Bruce.


    Today, Swope Park Soccer Village features five more synthetic soccer fields and additional infrastructure updates including new restroom, concession and storage amenities.

  • Testimonials

    “This is a world-class field, I’ve never seen a better stand of grass on 120 days of growth."

         -Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Commissioner



    “This is our newest jewel,”

         -Sly James,Kansas City Mayor



    “We asked the Big 12 Tournament Committee to take a leap of faith.  Believe in us, and we delivered a magical venue."

         -David Ficklin, Vice President of Development for Sporting Kansas City


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