Land Development

Stryker Sports Complex — Wichita, KS

Sports Complex Becomes Regional Destination With Transformation


The City of Wichita approached MKEC to develop a master plan for a complete makeover to the existing youth soccer complex. This time around, the redesign needed to bring more versatility and amenities to this "destination complex" that would rival facilities in surrounding states. So we got to work master planning and designing upgrades for this transformation on a fast track schedule.


We led master planning and design for this $22 million STAR bond-funded project. To meet the City of Wichita’s ambitious deadline we implemented a fast track schedule including several early release design packages, which allowed construction to get underway several months sooner than with a traditional schedule. Our design replaced grass fields with artificial turf, each with outdoor lighting, and doubled the stadium seating capacity to more than 2,000 at the championship field. To ease parking lot frustrations, fields are arranged in pods with their own lots, and an additional access road provides another option for entry and exit. Colorful new signage simplifies navigation once inside the complex. A new state-of-the-art 112,000 square foot indoor facility houses one full-size soccer field that can be configured into two multi-sport fields for athletes of all ages, plus locker rooms, an office area, and restrooms. Visitors also enjoy a host of other updated amenities found throughout the complex – including concessions, renovated restrooms, as well as picnic tables and terrace seating for added spectator capacity – that blend seamlessly with the surroundings.

Our goal for Stryker was to create a first-class regional destination sports complex for the City of Wichita. I think we accomplished that. MKEC Engineering listened closely and guided us through a valuable design process which resulted in a quality master plan.

Larry D. Hoetmer, PLA, ASLA, Principal Planner/Landscape Architect – City of Wichita

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