Sporting Kansas City once again will relocate the team’s offices in Downtown — this time, from the Crossroads Arts District to the River Market.
The Major League Soccer team recently signed a 10-year, 30,000-square-foot lease in 3Y, a Class A building owned by SomeraRoad Inc. at 300 Wyandotte St. Sporting KC’s new space is expected to accommodate more than 150 employees, including its administrative, ownership and management teams. The club targets a move during the second quarter, according to SomeraRoad.
“The excitement around MLS has never been higher, and as we approach such monumental years ahead for the sport in Kansas City, we felt there was no better time to reinvest within our city,” Sporting KC COO Dan Lolli said in a release.
The 95,000-square-foot 3Y building was completed in 2005 by Opus Northwest LLC, as a build-to-suit project for architecture firm HOK Sport Venue Event, now Populous. New York-based SomeraRoad in 2016 acquired the four-story building through a distressed mortgage debt transaction, at a time when it was at 5% occupancy after Populous’ 2015 move to the Country Club Plaza. SomeraRoad invested about $5 million in improvements to 3Y’s common areas and parking.