"It's the sport that's grown the largest in the county in the last 15 years," Olens said.
The county could contribute toward the cost of the sports complex, considering that it would be cheaper to do that than to buy land and build its own soccer fields, Olens said. The county could also lend its Triple AAA bond rating and reduce finance costs of the project, he said.
KSU has an NCAA women's soccer team and a men's club team, Perry-Johnson said. The university would have about 567 parking spaces at the stadium, Moore said. KSU also has offices in a former shopping center nearby where fans could park, and it would run a shuttle bus from such off-site lots to the stadium for games, Moore said.
"This is certainly something that's very promising for the university," Perry-Johnson said. "We're a growing university. We need such facilities to meet the demands of our campus life."