The Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball organization is the driving force behind the development of a state-of-the-art baseball complex, located next to the Negro League Baseball Museum, that will soon be home to the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. When completed, the facilities will serve 1,000 children ages 6 to 18 participating in free baseball, softball, educational and vocational programs.
The first of the $14 million project’s two phases—consisting of three baseball fields and one softball field, a walking trail, relocated basketball courts, relocated and renovated tennis courts and a relocated playground near the community center—opened in the fall of 2016.
The second phase will include a 50,000-square-foot indoor facility with a turf infield, batting cages, pitching mounds, restrooms, concession facilities, an event space and additional parking. Led by Partner Dave Frantze, Stinson serves as real estate counsel to the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy.