Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders unveil plans for new training facilities

Lizzy Becherano
Seattle Sounders announce plans for new training facility
Seattle Sounders announce plans for new training facility / Omar Vega/GettyImages

The Seattle Sounders unveiled plans to construct a new club headquarters, which is set to open in 2024 to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. 

The new world-class sporting facility will be based in Renton, Washington, a new home for the Major League Soccer side. 

The center will include four full-size training pitches (two grass, two turf) and 50,000 square feet of space for both the club’s soccer operations and front office personnel. 

The project is being pursued in concert with Seattle-based Unico Properties and the City of Renton. It’ll transform the site of Boeing’s former corporate headquarters.

“Today is one of the most important moments in our club’s history, as we begin this new partnership with Unico Properties and take our first steps into the future of Seattle Sounders FC,” majority owner Adrian Hanauer said in a release.

“Our organization has invested a great deal of time and thoughtfulness into the process of both selecting the ideal site for a new home and reimagining what that home represents, for our team and the greater community.

“With Longacres, we’ve found a location brimming with Pacific Northwest history where the Sounders – a team that brings its own deep roots, growing since 1974 – can plant our flag and create a home for our next 50 years.

"We’re excited to work with terrific partners in Unico and the City of Renton as this project comes to life, and our club fully embraces the stewardship of managing an important historical site like Longacres.”

Since making their MLS debut in 2009 as an expansion team, Seattle have trained at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Washington.