About the Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City Tickets
Though its name has changed, the club now known as Sporting Kansas City has long been a flagship franchise in Major League Soccer. Sporting KC was one of the league’s charter members in 1996, and ever since, Kansas City has been a major hotbed for soccer in the United States, helping to grow the game’s popularity both locally and nationwide.
Meet the Wiz
When Sporting KC was first founded in 1995 – one year before the inaugural MLS season – they were known as the Kansas City Wiz, though they later rebranded to the Wizards. With the addition of players like Miklos Molnar, Peter Vermes, and star goalkeeper Tony Meola, Kansas City won both the MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield for the first time in club history in 2000.
The Prodigal Son Returns
Vermes finished his playing career with the Wiz following the 2002 season, only to return in the middle of the 2009 season as the club’s new manager. He’s been with the team ever since, overseeing their move to Children’s Mercy Park and their simultaneous name change from the Wizards to Sporting Kansas City. As of 2019, he’s the longest-tenured coach in the MLS and has set the league's all-time record for most games coached with one team.
More importantly, Vermes has led Kansas City to plenty of on-field success. In 2013, he guided Sporting KC to their second MLS Cup with help from U.S. internationals like Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber, and Graham Zusi. Under Vermes, Kansas City has also won the U.S. Open Cup on three occasions, giving the Wizards four total champions in that competition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Sporting Kansas City play?
Sporting KC play their home games at Children’s Mercy Park, which is located on the outskirts of Kansas City, KS in the shadow of Kansas Speedway. The stadium opened in 2011 as Livestrong Sporting Park, finally giving Sporting KC their own field and a venue designed with soccer in mind. When they moved to Children’s Mercy Park, Sporting KC became the first major pro sports franchise to play its home games in the state of Kansas.
When do Sporting Kansas City tickets go on sale?
Sporting KC tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Sporting Kansas City tickets to games played at Children’s Mercy Park are available months in advance, as are Sporting KC tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Sporting Kansas City’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Sporting Kansas City tickets in advance?
With Sporting KC tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Sporting KC games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Sporting Kansas City tickets?
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