Sporting Kansas City Details
Sporting Kansas City began as a club known as the Kansas City Wiz during Major League Soccer’s inaugural season in 1996. The Wiz became the Wizards in 1997, a name they would keep until rebranding as Sporting Kansas City in 2011. The club shared Arrowhead Stadium with the Kansas City Chiefs until 2007 when the Wizards agreed to play in CommunityAmerica Ballpark during development of its own stadium. Sporting Kansas City began play in Livestrong Sporting Park in 2011, a stadium later called Sporting Park and Children’s Mercy Park.
During its early seasons, Kansas City won trophies across multiple competitions. Kansas City won the U.S. Open Cup tournament four times between 2004 and 2017. The 2000 season was notable for the club’s Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup victories. After finishing the regular season as the best team, the Kansas City Wizards defeated the Colorado Rapids and the Los Angeles Galaxy on the way to an MLS Cup match with the Chicago Fire. Miklos Molnar scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory with U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper Tony Meola winning the game’s MVP. Meola was previously named the league’s regular season MVP and Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2000 season.
Sporting Kansas City won the 2013 MLS Cup final after taking second in the Supporters’ Shield race. The club defeated the New England Revolution in extra time in the quarterfinals and won the Western Conference final against Houston Dynamo. Kansas City met Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup final, which went to penalties. After 10 rounds, Aurelien Collin’s goal and Lovel Palmer’s miss led to Sporting Kansas City’s victory. Collin was named the MLS Cup MVP for his heroics.
A notable element of Kansas City’s evolution as an MLS club was the development of its kit. During the first two seasons, the Kansas City Wiz and Wizards wore jerseys with rainbow stripes separating blue sleeves from black torsos. The Wizards shifted to a black home kit with horizontal rainbow stripes for two seasons before adopting blue as its primary color. Sporting Kansas City moved to a light blue uniform with its 2011 rebrand.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sporting Kansas City Tickets and Games
How much are Sporting Kansas City tickets?
Sporting Kansas City ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Sporting Kansas City tickets can be found for $40.00, on average.
When do Sporting Kansas City tickets go on sale?
Individual Sporting Kansas City tickets go on sale in February.
Where do Sporting Kansas City play?
The Sporting Kansas City home games are played at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS.
Do I need to print Sporting Kansas City tickets?
Print-at-home tickets are being discontinued for MLS games. Sporting Kansas City are using mobile ticket entry to all games.
Does my child need a ticket for Sporting Kansas City games?
Each MLS team has their own child ticket policy. Some teams have age requirements, others have restrictions on height and some have both. The Sporting Kansas City policy states all children under 2 are free.
How long are Sporting Kansas City games?
Sporting Kansas City matches consist of two 45-minute halves, with a halftime break of 15 minutes.
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