Kansas City was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top 10 Cities for Sports-Crazed Fans. The Kansas City metro’s well-appointed venues include award-winning professional sports stadiums, state-of-the-art convention facilities and modern, multi-functional arenas.
Known as the College Basketball Capital of America, Kansas City hosts more college basketball tournament games than anywhere else in the country each March. Tournaments each March include postseason play for the Big 12 Conference, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Historic Municipal Auditorium, a venue inside the Kansas City Convention Center, holds the distinction of having hosted more Final Fours than any other American venue.
Visit KC works closely with the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation to attract and host sports events in Kansas City. As a privately-funded nonprofit, the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation makes more than 25 annual events available to the community.
Hosted Events & Future Championships
Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship
Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship
Heart of America Volleyball MLK Tournament
Junior Volleyball Association World Challenge
MIAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships
Missouri State High School Activities Association- Boys and Girls Golf Championships
Missouri State High School Activities Association- Girls Soccer Championships
Missouri State High School Activities Association- Volleyball Championships
MLB All-Star Game
MLB World Series
MLS All-Star Game
NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship
National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators National Conference
National Collegiate Volleyball Championship
National Collegiate Volleyball Federation National Tournament
National Soccer Coaches Association of America Annual Convention
NCAA Div. I Basketball Regionals and Second/Third Rounds
NCAA Div. I Volleyball Championship
NCAA Div. I, II, and III Soccer Championships
NCAA Div. II Football Championship
US Figure Skating Championships
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
USA Fencing North American Cup
USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Trampoline & Tumbling National Championship
USA Volleyball Boys Junior Olympic Volleyball Championship
Located in Kansas City, Kansas, Children's Mercy Park (formerly Sporting Park)is home to the region’s Major League Soccer franchise, Sporting Kansas City. In addition to soccer, the park was constructed to accommodate other large, non-sports related spectacles.
Outdoor Facility - Soccer
Features: Concessions, restrooms, locker rooms, five clubs, Wi-Fi, DAS, roof covering every seat, parking
Encompassing more than 800,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities can serve all your meeting needs under one roof. Not only is it all in one location, the complex is connected to major downtown hotels and parking by skywalks and underground walkways.
Indoor Facility - Conventions & Meetings
800,000 square feet
Largest contiguous space: 388,800 square feet
Total seating (arena only): 10,721
Total number of meeting rooms: 48
Ceiling height: 33 feet in Halls ABC; 42 feet in DE
Features: Concessions, restrooms, lights, Certified LEED Silver, LED scoreboards, connected parking, outdoor festival plaza, column free
Aside from 12 lighted synthetic fields with scoreboards, the Overland Park Soccer Complex provides nearly 1,100 square feet of meeting space suitable for captains or volunteer meetings and event check-ins.
Outdoor Facility - Soccer
Features: Concessions, restrooms, lights, scoreboards, meeting space, field cooling system, tournament storage area, referee lounge, permanent first aid, free Wi-Fi, basketball/ tennis courts, skate park, playgrounds, parking
Be prepared for some challenging golf by spending your first day on the practice tee with a local PGA golf professional. The I-435 loop around the city makes the 43 public courses around Kansas City extremely accessible.
Read more highlights from the publisher of the Kansas City Golf Guide.