Club: Sporting Kansas City | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 18,467 seats
History and description
Children’s Mercy Park, formerly known as LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and just Sporting Park, officially opened on 9 June 2011 with a match between Sporting Kansas City and Chicago Fire. The stadium was designed by Populous and built at a total cost of $200 million.
In March 2011, Sporting Park announced a partnership with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong foundation, resulting in the stadium carrying the foundation’s name and donating part of its proceeds to Livestrong. The agreement was terminated in January 2013 following the doping controversies surrounding Lance Armstrong.
In 2015, Sporting KC announced a partnership with Children’s Mercy medical center, which included a 10-year naming rights deal resulting in Children’s Mercy Park.
How to get to Children’s Mercy Park
Children’s Mercy Park is located in the west of Kansas City, about 14 miles from the city’s downtown.
The stadium lies just off the I-435 motorway, which connects with the I-70 a little further south (the I-70 runs from downtown Kansas City).
From the I-435 take exit 13B for State Avenue West, and from State Avenue turn north onto Village West Parkway.
If using public transport, take bus 101 from the Main Transit Plaza (10th & Main) in Kansas City downtown. Buses run twice an hour (once on weekends). The last bus leaves at about 5:00 pm on Saturdays and 6:00 pm on Sundays (10:00 pm during the week).
Address: One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111
Sporting KC Tickets
Tickets for Sporting Kansas City games can be bought online via Seatgeek, or at the box office at the stadium.
The box office will also be opened on the day of the match before kickoff. Sporting Kansas City does sell out regularly though so booking in advance is recommended.
Ticket prices typically range from $35.00 for a general admission ticket for the South Stand to $64.00 for a central reserved seat at the West Stand.
For more information call +1 913 912 7525.
Photos of Children’s Mercy Park
Photo credits: © Brent Flanders
Relevant Internet links
Sportingkc.com – Official website of Sporting Kansas City.
Sportingparkkc.com – Official website of Sporting Park.
Visitkc.com – Official travel source for Kansas City.
Kcata.org – Kansas City public transport information.