Sporting Kansas City, Children's Mercy partner to open new pediatric sports medicine center: 4 things to know

Written by Shayna Korol | March 20, 2018 | Print  |

Sporting Kansas City and The Children's Mercy Hospital collaborated to open the Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center in Kansas City.

Here are four things to know.

1. The $75 million facility opened Feb. 6 as a partnership between a professional sports team, a national sports federation and a sports medicine provider. In addition to being the training home of Sporting Kansas City and the site of U.S. Soccer's National Development Center, it also features Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West.

2. The Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center comprises 27,000 out of the facility's 80,000 square feet.

3. While Sporting KC and Children's Mercy have separate spaces, some areas, including 13,000-square-foot sports performance gym, will overlap.

4. Children's Mercy will also have eight clinical exam rooms, three offices, a breakroom and a conference room. It will feature a human performance lab, which will allow researchers to study student athlete gait and movement patterns, as well as the patterns of children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida. The lab is 2,000 square feet with 20 high-definition, 3-D cameras and six embedded force plates.

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