Sporting Park History
Sporting Park is the Kansas City soccer stadium that serves as the home of Sporting Kansas
City of the MLS and is one of the top soccer stadiums in the United States. The venue opened in 2011 as Livestrong Sporting
Park but had its name shortened to Sporting Park in 2013 after the MLS team ended its agreement with the Livestrong Foundation.
If you are looking to see some of the best soccer in the U.S. head out to Sporting Park which has hosted the MLS Cup, the
MLS All-Star Game, and the U.S. Men's National Team. There is a lot going on at Sporting Park throughout the year so even
if soccer is not of interest to you there are plenty of reasons to visit the stadium.
Sporting Park Events
Park is certainly best known as the home to Sporting Kansas City and it is the place to go to see them take on the best of
the MLS including the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo, the New England Revolution, DC United, and more. The stadium
also is home to games by both the men's and women's US National team as well as world class teams from the English Premiere
League including Manchester City. Concerts are also a big part of the schedule at Sporting Park with acts like Arctic Monkeys,
the Zac Brown Band, and more making stops at the venue while on tour. For all of the best entertainment in the Kansas City
area get your tickets to Sporting Park from StubHub.
Kansas City, Missouri
The largest city in Missouri,
Kansas City and offers plenty of things for residents and visitors to do. There are four casinos in the area where you can
gamble and take in concerts and comedians. There are about a quarter of a million Irish-American residents in the city and
their culture is very present with bars, bands, newspapers, stores, the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, and Browne's Irish
Market. Of course, Kansas City is perhaps most famous for its steaks and barbecue so no visit to the city would be complete
without at least one or two meals consisting of barbecue. Kansas City is also a big sports town and if you are there at the
right time of year, taking in a Kansas City Chiefs NFL game or a Kansas City Royals MLB game is always a great idea.
Sporting Park Seating Layout
Sporting Park seats just over 18,000 fans for soccer games and when Sporting Kansas
City takes the field the energy in the stadium is palpable. Concerts at Sporting Park hold up to 25,000 guests and the state
of the art venue offer an unforgettable concert experience that you will never forget.
Sporting Park became the first venue in the country to host the three most prestigious events in U.S. soccer, a U.S. Men's
National Team game, the MLS Cup, and the MLS All-Star Game. When the team was first founded Sporting Kansas City was known
as the Kansas City Wizards but they changed their name in 2010 when they moved to Sporting Park.