Introducing: The Sounders FC Center at Longacres
The Sounders FC Center at Longacres will house all soccer operations, from the Academy through to the First Team, as well as business operations for the winningest franchise in MLS since entering in 2009. Our new campus, featuring four full-size training pitches and 50,000 square feet of office space, will be developed in partnership with Unico Properties and the City of Renton.
Slated to open in 2024, the state-of-the-art facility carries on the rich sporting and Pacific Northwest history of the land. From 1933 to 1992, the site was occupied by the Longacres Racetrack, the capital of thoroughbred horse racing in western Washington.
In 1995, the land was converted into an office park for aerospace giant Boeing, serving as the company’s headquarters for the Commercial Airplanes division for 16 years. Pilots from around the world used it as a central hub for flight simulation courses, and airline technicians received maintenance training on location. With the pristine natural beauty of the campus, including a large pond nestled into the land, it served as the perfect snapshot of the Pacific Northwest.