Opening Day: June 9, 2011
Current Owner: Kansas Unified Development, LLC.
Team Website: sportingkc.com
Team Phone: 913/387-3400
Address: One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111
For Suite/ADA Parking: From I-435 N & S, take exit at Parallel Parkway East, then proceed east to 98th St. Take a right on 98th Street and another right at France Family Drive. At Nebraska Furniture Mart, turn right into the lot and proceed until you are directed into the ADA Lot.
For Premium Lot D: From I-435 N & S, take xit at Parallel Parkway East, then proceed east to 98th Street. Take a right on 98th St. and another right at France Family Dr. At Cabela’s, take a left and then an immediate right into the lot as instructed by parking personnel.
For Premium Lot E, Green Lot F and Season Ticket Members: From I-435 and I-70, proceed to I-70 and exit at 110th Street. Turn north onto 110th, and then take a right at the light onto Village West Parkway. Follow past Hollywood Casino to Homestead-Miami and take a left into the Speedway Lot, then follow the direction of parking personnel to Lot F.
For General Parking: From I-435 N & S, take I-70 West, then exit at 110th St. Go right, then veer left and proceed to State Avenue. Take a right on State Avenue and proceed east to Phoenix Dr. Take a right and follow the signs and parking personnel to your lot.
The construction of Sporting Park saw the arrival of Kansas City’s first MLS-specific stadium. It signaled a move for Sporting Kansas City (the rechristened name of the Kansas City Wizards) away from CommunityAmerica Ballpark, where they had shared space with the Kansas City T-Bones (AA) and the Kansas City Community College Blue Devils. Sporting Park has the prestige of hosting three top tier soccer matches in 2013—the MLS All-Star Game, an MLS Cup game and a qualifying match between the United States and Jamaica for the FIFA World Cup—making it the only stadium to host all three in one year.
Located west of downtown Kansas City, near the Kansas Speedway, the stadium’s color scheme is designed to match Sporting Kansas City’s team colors—deep indigo and blue. Previously, it was known as Livestrong Sporting Park, from 2011 to January 2013, until Sporting Kansas City ended their naming agreement with the Livestrong Foundation. According to a press release on the Sporting Kansas City website, the stadium is designed to offer expansion opportunities. Besides soccer, Sporting Park also hosts concert performances, and has a capacity of 25,000 for music events.