Get to know state-of-the-art Children's Mercy Park
Children's Mercy Park, formerly Sporting Park, home of Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City, is one of the preeminent soccer-specific stadiums in the world. The stadium opened in June 2011 has hosted some of the biggest matches in American soccer including two United States World Cup qualifiers, the 2013 MLS All-Star Game vs. Italian powerhouse AS Roma and the 2013 MLS Cup final between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake. In 2013, Children's Mercy Park became the first stadium to host the U.S. Men's National Team, the MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup in the same year.
The stadium seats 18,500 soccer spectators and features a canopy roof that covers every seating section and includes a 2,016-square-foot HD video board on the south end and a 550-square-foot HD video board on the north end. The supporters section has a capacity of 2,000 seats and is complemented by an innovative Supporters Club, the first of its kind in MLS, and one of five club spaces throughout the building.