Sporting park Arena – sporting Kansas city

Sporting Park, previously known as Livestrong Sporting Park after disgraced biking cheat Lance Armstrong’s business, is a 18,467 power purpose-built Soccer Stadium in located in Kansas City. House of Major League Soccer Club Sporting Kansas City since 2011, fans refer to this floor as both”The Blue Hell” and”Home of the Brave”.

Contents

  • Stadium Guide
    • History
    • Seating Plan
    • Stands
  • Ticket Costs
  • Matchday Travel
    • Driving
      • Automobile Parks
    • Bikes
  • Hotels

Stadium Guide

History

Sporting Kansas Park first opened in time for the 16th Major League Soccer Season, with the inaugural house fixture held against Chicago Fire on 9th June 2011. The Wizards third stadium in total, formerly the club had played in the Arrowhead NFL Stadium between 1996-1997 and CommunityAmerica Ballpark between 2008-2010.

After playing venues not actually intended for soccer matches, the move to the purpose-built centers in Sporting Park was a enormous relief to the club, even with the movement anticipated to happen sooner if it had not been to the global economic crisis of 2008-2009. Costing an estimated $200 million in the moment, the job was incentivised with a $30 million tax rebate by the local council.

Developed by famous sporting architects Populous who famously built England’s National Stadium, and also two MLS Grounds: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and BBVA Compass Arena, Sporting Kansas Park is similarly intimate with a capacity of 18,467 for soccer matches. It can however be expanded to 25,000 after hosting concerts.

Upon opening, Sporting Kansas declared they had formed venture with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation with the scene becoming famous as the Livestrong Sporting Park. The bargain was declared two seasons later following Armstrong publicly confessed to doping throughout his cycling career.

So far Sporting Kansas Park holds the distinction of becoming the only MLS floor to have hosted the MLS All-Star Cup, a match of this U.S national team, and the MLS Cup in one season. Occurring in the 2013, the attendance records was continually broken, beginning with the All-Stars match against A.S Roma followed the Eastern Conference Final from Houston Dynamo which reached the flame safety limit.

Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Kansas City’s Sporting Park stadium:

Stands

Sporting Park StadiumĀ is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of every stand and also to read a more comprehensive description of every area of the stadium.

Matchday Expertise

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Sporting Park embedded inside the heart of a shopping and entertainment complex and so there are a numerous places to drink at before the match, although the amount of restaurants does outweigh the amount of bars within the complex.

North west of this floor there is the likes of Yard House Sports Bar, Chili’s Grill & Bar, along with a Hooters bar that’s famous American creation famous for”horns & waitresses”.

Food

The Shopping facility has everything from cheap fast food chains such as McDonalds, Taco Bell and Quiznos to sit down restaurants such as Olive Garden, IHOP and Longhorn Steakhouse.

Inside Sporting Park there are numerous food options to select from courtesy of hamburgers KC American Sportservice.

Club Shop

Fans can buy Sporting Kansas City products from both shops located both sides of the scene at sections 114 and 131. Open on match days only, these are supplemented by various merchandise kiosk dotted across the stadium’s concourse and also the official MLS Online Store.

sporting-kansas-city-fc-fans The distinctive colours of Sporting Kansas City Soccer Club.

Arena Tour

Sporting Kansas City regrettably do not offer lovers stadium tours of their amenities in Sporting Park as of the 2015 season, but if that changes we will be sure to update this segment.

Ticket Costs

Tickets to see Sporting Kansas City play in your home during the 2015 MLS season are usually priced between $25.50 — $160.00 based on where you sit inside the scene. After adding tax and booking fees on the prices you’re likely looking at a complete cost up to $10.00 more expensive than listed.

2015 Sample Ticket Prices:

  • North Stand Terrace: $25.50
  • East Stand: $45.95 — $88.88
  • South Stand: $37.80
  • Main Stand (West): $59.66 -$130.00

To buy tickets you can either phone the box office on 888-4KC-GOAL, buy a ticket in the stadium in the build up to the match or visit the official Ticketmaster page for online sales.

Matchday Travel

Sporting Park is located alongside Kansas Speedway that’s just from the Interstate 435, a couple kilometers west of the principal city centre.

The main entrance to Kansas Sporting Park, previously a yellow Livestrong sign adorned the top of the stand. The main entrance to Kansas Sporting Park, formerly a yellow Livestrong sign adorned the cover of the stand.

Driving

The speech for satnav is as follows:

  • Sporting Park, One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111.

Car Parks

Whilst there are a lot of car parks located near Sporting Park, just lots I and J are called”overall parking” which usually means that you may just turn up in the day and drop off your car. Take a look at this parking map to find the overall parking places — they are highlighted orange.

Bikes

Unlike a lot of newly built Major League Soccer reasons there are now no bike rack locations outside Sporting Park.

Inside the main concourse of the stadium. Within the main concourse of the stadium.

Hotels

Within five minutes both sides of Sporting Park there are hotel options beginning with Holiday Inn Express (North), Hampton Inn Kansas (East), Chateau Avalon (South) and Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (South) which is the most affordable.