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. 

Kansas City Chiefs Game - Arrowhead Stadium

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
  • USA Volleyball Show Me National Qualifier

FACILITIES

Arrowhead Stadium

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Home to the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFC West Division, Arrowhead Stadium is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination that will serve as the setting for future generations.

  • Outdoor Facility - Football
  • 79,451 seats
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, lights, locker rooms, high-definition scoreboard, 20 meeting spaces, custom bars, parking
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 1 mile: 660

Arrowhead Stadium Home of the Kansas City Chiefs

Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

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Formerly known as Independence Events Center. The events center is home to the Central Hockey League franchise the Missouri Mavericks. The events center also host concerts, trade shows, professional sporting events, festivals, and community ceremonies.

  • Indoor Facility - Arena
  • 131,972 square feet
  • Total seating (arena only): 5,800 fixed seats
  • Largest Contiguous space: 75,000 square feet
  • Total number of meeting rooms: 25
  • Ceiling height: 52 feet
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, ice rink, video boards, scoreboards, locker rooms, ribbon board, suites, column free
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 1 mile: 662

Kansas City Convention Center

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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
  • 2,400-seat Theater
  • 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
  • Hotel rooms within 1 mile: 3,500

Bartle Hall - KC Convention Center - Volleyball Tournament

Kauffman Stadium

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Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, is known as one of the most beautiful ballparks in baseball. 

  • Outdoor Facility - Baseball
  • 37,903 seats
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, locker rooms, restaurants, kids’ area, field lights, high-definition scoreboard, conference center, parking
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 1 mile: 660

Kauffman Stadium

Municipal Auditorium Exterior

Municipal Auditorium

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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.

  • Indoor Facility - Arena, auditorium, theater
  • Total seating (arena only): 10,721
  • Ceiling height: 92 feet
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, lights, Certified LEED Silver, LED scoreboards, connected parking, outdoor festival plaza, column free
  • Hotel rooms within 1 mile: 3,500

Municipal Auditorium Arena - Basketball Setup

Overland Park Soccer Complex

Overland Park Soccer Complex

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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
  • 12 fields
  • 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
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 1 mile: 5,200

Overland Park Soccer Complex

Children's Mercy Park

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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
  • 18,467 seats
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, locker rooms, five clubs, Wi-Fi, DAS, roof covering every seat, parking
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 1 mile: 812

Sporting Park, home of Sporting Kansas City

Sprint Center exterior during Big 12 Championship

Sprint Center

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Opened in 2007, the glass arena was a catalyst to downtown Kansas City’s $6.5 billion renaissance. 

  • Indoor Facility - Arena
  • 18,000+ seats (arena only)
  • Largest contiguous space: 17,000 square feet
  • Ceiling height: 98 feet
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, lights, locker rooms, dressing rooms, LED scoreboard, ribbon boards, multi-event capability, green room, parking, column free
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 1 mile: 3,500

Big 12 Championship Sprint Center

Swope Soccer Village Sign

Swope Soccer Village

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State-of-the-art Swope Soccer Village features nine full-size fields (six synthetic turf, three natural grass) in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's historic Swope Park. 

  • Outdoor Facility - Soccer
  • 9 fields
  • Features: Concessions, restrooms, lights, scoreboards, meeting space, tournament storage area,  permanent first aid, free Wi-Fi, parking
  • Total number of hotel rooms within 7 miles: 3,500

Swope Soccer Village

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Golf Courses and Facilities

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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.

Additional Facilities

Kansas City offers additional facilities. We can host disc golf, baseball, softball, rugby and more.

Becky Harsch, Sales, Visit KC

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Please contact Becky Harsch if you are interested in learning more about Kansas City's sports facilities.

Becky Harsch, CMP
National Accounts Manager

816-691-3823 | bharsch@visitkc.com

 

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