Sporting Kansas City is among the most accomplished teams in the history of Major League Soccer. The professional soccer club was founded in 1995 and became one on the ten charter members of MLS in 1996. Originally known as the Kansas City Wizards, the club was renamed in 2010. Sporting Kansas City finished with the top record in their conference 5 (3 western conference, 2 eastern conference) times in their first 19 years of play. In 2000, Kansas City advanced to their first ever MLS Cup Finals, defeating the Chicago Fire 1-0 to take home their first championship. Sporting Kansas City would return to MLS’s championship game in 2004, losing to D.C. United 2-3. After multiple more trips to the Eastern Conference finals, Kansas City once again played for the MLS Cup in 2013, winning their 2nd title 7-6 (PK) over Real Salt Lake. The victory put Kansas City in the elite company of teams who have won multiple MLS Cup’s in their history. All of the success over the years for Sporting Kansas City has developed one of the largest fan bases for any professional soccer teams in the United States.
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Sporting Kansas City Soccer at Children's Mercy Park Address: One Sporting Way Kansas City, KS 66111
Sporting Kansas City plays their home games at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Children's Mercy Park has been the home of Kansas City soccer since 2011 and can seat over 18,400 fans. The club had previously played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium, and CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Formerly known as Liverstrong Park, and Children's Mercy Park, Children's Mercy Park is one of the premier soccer venues in MLS. MLS all-star games, and the United States men’s national team have both held events at Children's Mercy Park.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake
Over the recent years a rivalry has erupted between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake. While these two teams have not historically been rivals. Both have been among the most successful clubs over the last half decade. But what has made this rivalry so interesting is the drastically different styles of play that these two teams play. Salt Lake is a ball possession team, while Kansas City utilizes a suffocating defense and takes advantage of quick tactical attacks to score points. The rivalry came to a point when Sporting Kansas City met Real Salt Lake for the 2013 MLS Cup Finals. Sporting Kansas City came out victories 7-6 on penalty kicks.
Sporting Kansas City Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to kick off?
For most people, gates will open 90 minutes before kickoff at Children's Mercy Park for Sporting Kansas City soccer games. Club and suite ticket holders will be allowed to enter the stadium 2 hours before the start of the match.
Where is the best place to park at Children's Mercy Park?
Parking at Children's Mercy Park is regulated to one major area for single game ticket holders. On the Northwest corner of Kansas Speedway are parking lots I, M, J, K, and L. These are the best options for finding parking to Sporting Kansas City games, and only a short walk to the stadium.
Does my kid need a ticket to the game?
If your child is 2 years of age or younger, they will not be required to have a ticket to enter Children's Mercy Park. If you child is over 2 years old, they must have a ticket to be admitted to a Sporting Kansas City home game.