The extensive Homefield development near 94th Street and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, is beginning to see significant progress. The $838 million project primarily focuses on youth sports facilities with the baseball complex slated for a spring opening. Commercial components and attractions including the Margaritaville Hotel developed by Sunflower Developments have a completion date expected in 2025.
Richard Napper, a partner in Homefield with NAR Realty Consulting, said construction is wrapping up on an eight-field, all-turf baseball complex near 90th Street. Homefield’s youth baseball complex will open for tournament play in the spring.
Across from the baseball fields, construction is underway on a $60 million indoor multisport facility. The 150,000-square-foot building will house 12 volleyball courts that can be converted to 10 basketball courts, as well as space for a parent’s lounge, physical therapy center and food vendors.
The new facility will provide space for athletes to compete in basketball, volleyball, dance, cheer and other activities. Napper said the indoor sports complex is slated to open in March.
At the center of the development, Homefield has partnered with local developer Sunflower Development Group to build a 229-room Margaritaville-themed hotel.
“You’ll see massive concrete structures in the ground. That is the footing and foundation walls for Margaritaville,” Napper said.
The resort hotel has an estimated completion date of late spring 2025. It will sit to the east of a $52 million garden-style apartment complex developed by Indianapolis-based Milhaus.
In May, the developer added roughly $190 million in additional projects to the extensive campus. One of the most unique additions include plans for a $26.7 million immersive art museum called Atlas 9.
Homefield also is working through the predevelopment phase for the construction of a 55,000-square-foot multisport and live music arena. The developer is working with concert promoter Live Nation to plan the $53 million venue to the east of the Margaritaville hotel which will help bring in concerts that currently are skipping Kansas City.
A $20 million BigShots Golf facility also is planned just to the south of the Margaritaville hotel. The golf-themed food and entertainment center will include 60 tee boxes for guests to play virtual games.
Napper said he knows what it’s like to plan for down time between practices, games and tournament play. He hopes that with a variety of entertainment options at Homefield opening in 2025, it will make traveling for sports tournaments a better experience for the entire family.
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