Sporting Kansas City
Step inside Children’s Mercy Park, home of Sporting Kansas City, and you’ll soon realize why Kansas City is now known as the Soccer Capital of America. A state-of- the-art stadium, an infectious atmosphere and a talented club led by Sporting Kansas City’s winningest coach, Peter Vermes —it’s no wonder that soccer fever has swept Kansas City.
One of 10 charter members when Major League Soccer (MLS) launched in 1996, Sporting Kansas City began as the Kansas City Wiz and later, the Wizards, before rebranding as Sporting Kansas City in 2010. The club’s stadium, Children’s Mercy Park, opened in 2011, a cutting-edge facility that hosts more than 20,000 fans under a canopy roof.
Not only is Sporting Kansas City fun to watch—they’re good. Really good. The club’s resume includes two MLS Cup championships and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles, as well as a Supporters Shield trophy. Whether you’re a long-time soccer fan or have yet to see a professional match, a Sporting Kansas City game is a highlight of any Kansas City, KS travel itinerary.
For the ultimate Children’s Mercy Park experience, buy tickets in the Supporters Stand and get access to the Budweiser Brew House, complete with food, drink and a Sporting Kansas City team store. Or splurge for all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink tickets in the Bud Light Landing. Visit SportingKC.com for the team’s schedule and additional ticket information.