About Children's Mercy Park
Children's Mercy Park
A soccer-specific stadium located on the Kansas side of Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Park is an open-air venue that can hold more than 18,000 screaming soccer fans – or up to 25,000 for concerts. It’s a fantastic venue and one that has helped put Kansas City on the map for soccer and other events for years.
The History of Children’s Mercy Park
The history of Children’s Mercy Park begins in 2008 when calls for a home for a new Major League Soccer team in the area saw several different locations being considered. In fact, Children’s Mercy Park almost ended up on the Missouri side of Kansas City! It was eventually decided to stick to the Kansas side, and what was then known as Livestrong Sporting Park opened in 2011.
The name’s changed a few times since then, and in 2015 the venue claimed the name it’s now known by today. Meanwhile, it’s been hosting MLS games and concert arena events this whole time.
What Makes Children’s Mercy Park Events So Special?
Children’s Mercy Park is a nice, modern venue that offers great sightlines of the field and a slew of amenities, all of which make it a solid arena for taking in an MLS soccer game or a concert. It’s a winning combination to be sure, and you’re guaranteed to have a great time at any event you attend at this stadium!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Children's Mercy Park located?
Children's Mercy Park is located in Kansas City, Kansas.
What kind of events does Children's Mercy Park host?
Soccer aside, Children’s Mercy Park events include plenty of concerts since it opened its doors. Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Maranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Jane’s Addiction, Incubus, Weezer, Journey, and Pat Benatar have all given concerts at this venue to huge crowds.
Which team is playing at Children's Mercy Park?
Children’s Mercy Park is the home of Sporting Kansas City, the MLS team that both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas share happily. It’s been their home since the venue opened its doors in 2011 and this is unlikely changing any time soon. In addition to Sporting KC, the National Women’s Soccer League’s FC Kansas City played at Children’s Mercy Park from 2015 through 2017, and the USLC’s Sporting Kansas City II moved to Children’s Mercy Park since 2018.
Where can I park for free at Children's Mercy Park?
Parking for Children’s Mercy Park event attendees is always available and free, regardless of holding season ticket passes. There are a number of lots you can choose from, and even a shuttle that will help you reach the stadium if you parked in a further lot.
What is the seating capacity of Children's Mercy Park?
Children's Mercy Park sporting events can host up to 25,000 cheering fans.
Who owns Children's Mercy Park?
Children's Mercy Park is owned by Kansas Unified Development, LLC.
How do I get to Children's Mercy Park using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Children's Mercy Park events using public transportation are in luck. The KCATA has a number of routes that will help you reach the venue easily, be sure to check your best route depending on where you’re coming from.