Children’s Mercy Park is a soccer-specific stadium located in Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to Major League Soccer (MLS) team Sporting Kansas City and is located near Kansas Speedway on the far west side of Wyandotte County, Kansas. The seating capacity of Children’s Mercy Park is 18,467 seats for soccer games. However, it can expand to 25,000 for concerts.

Children’s Mercy Park was formerly known as Livestrong Sporting Park (2011–2013) and Sporting Park (2013–2015). In 2016, Children’s Mercy signed a 10-year deal as the naming-rights sponsor. The arena is Sporting Kansas City’s third home venue. The team played in Arrowhead Stadium from 1996 to 2007 and CommunityAmerica Ballpark from 2008 to 2010.

Children’s Mercy Park has a 40-foot elevation change across its entire footprint. The signature 145,000-square-foot roof canopy mimics the long floating arc of a soccer ball as it soars across the field. From high to low point, the roof arcs from 65 feet to 95 feet.

Sporting Kansas City Children's Mercy Park

How to Get to Kansas City

The nearest airport to Children’s Mercy Park is Kansas City International Airport (MCI) which is approximately 23 miles away. At present, there are no direct flights from London to Kansas City International Airport (MCI). However, there are several flights from London to Kansas City with a stopover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Kansas, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

You can get to Children’s Mercy Park by bus. The bus line that stops near Children’s Mercy Park is line 101. The nearest bus stop to Children’s Mercy Park on this route is On Village West Pkwy at Prairie Crossing Seb which is 282 yards away and is around a 4-minute walk. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get real time information and directions to the arena using public transportation.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity and can drop you close to the arena.

Staying in Kansas City

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

Children’s Mercy Park is in a thriving entertainment district known as Village West. Village West is the number one tourism destination in the state of Kansas and features shopping, dining, and entertainment options that you won’t find anywhere else in the area. There are several hotels located near the stadium, including Holiday Inn Express (North), Hampton Inn Kansas (East), Chateau Avalon (South), and Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (South).

Sporting Kansas City Tickets

The Sporting Kansas City sell their tickets via SeatGeek.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

  • SeatGeek
  • SportsEvents365 (Click on the Search Button)
  • StubHub International
  • StubHub US
  • Ticketmaster US
  • TicketNetwork
  • Viagogo
  • Vivid Seats

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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