Best KC Stadium

Dan Moreno

1. Sporting Park, 1 Sporting Way Kansas City, Kan. 66111

Also known as “The Blue Hell,” Sporting Park was the home for many glorious moments.

Sporting Park hosted the MLS Cup Final on Dec. 7, 2013. It was the coldest final ever recorded with a temperature of 20 F. Sporting KC lost to Italian club A.S. Roma with a final score of 1-3 in the 2013 All-Star Game on July 31.

On Oct.11, Sporting Park also hosted a 2014 World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. and Jamaica.

In January 2013, the stadium was renamed after the Livestrong Foundation and Sporting Kansas City ended their partnership.

Sporting Park has a capacity of 18,467 for soccer games and 25,000 for concerts. and the $200 million stadium opened its doors in 2011.

Attending a Sporting KC game is a must even if you don’t like or understand soccer. The atmosphere and energy will make you want to return, although getting tickets is not easy because of high demand.

2. Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64129

Seeing 76, 416 people wearing red inside Arrowhead Stadium is a fantastic experience.

Arrowhead is the fifth largest, but the number one loudest, stadium in the NFL.
On Oct. 13, 2013, at a home game against the Oakland Raiders, Chiefs fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at an outdoor stadium clocking in at 137.6 decibels.

3. Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way Kansas City, Mo. 64129

Home of the Kansas City Royals and usually referred to as “The K,” Kauffman Stadium welcomed 1,750,754 fans throughout the 2013 season. With a capacity of 37,903, Kauffman Stadium is always a pleasant place to be regardless of how the team is playing.
The K has a 12-story scoreboard adorned with a gold crown, a welcoming symbol visible from I-70. Kauffman Stadium also has beautiful fountains in the outfield that stretch 322 feet across and a 10-foot waterfall that cascades into a lower pool. After all, this is the City of Fountains.