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Dave Frantze Discusses Stinson's Involvement in Kansas City’s NWSL Stadium with Hackney Publications

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12.07.2021

Kansas City Current, the city's National Women's Soccer League team, announced in late October plans to construct an 11,000 seat stadium located on the city's riverfront area. The new stadium, which is the first soccer stadium purpose-built for a women's soccer team, will be developed on property owned by Port KC.

In an article published on December 3 by Sports Litigation Alert, a Hackney Publication, Partner Dave Frantze discusses the firm's involvement in development of the new Kansas City NWSL stadium. Stinson served as legal counsel to KC Current in the negotiation of a lease for the stadium site and parking on the Port KC owned riverfront area.

"The effort to develop the stadium was very collaborative with Port KC and the City of Kansas City," Frantze said. "We tried to balance the competing interests of all of the parties and negotiate a business deal that worked for everyone."

Lease agreements included addressing the participation of minority and women-owned businesses in the design and construction of the stadium to make sure that those building the stadium reflect the community in which it is located.

"This new facility is the first of its kind and represents a focus on women’s professional sports that has never occurred before," Frantze said.

The site of the stadium will be leased under a 30-year lease and can extend to 50 years with lease renewals. It is expected to open in time for the 2024 National Women's Soccer League season.

In addition to Frantze's involvement, other Stinson attorneys involved in this matter include Rich Cook, Chris Frantze and Karl Phares.

Read the full article.

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