- Address: 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 18,000
- Opened: 9 June 2011
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Kansas City Current (football), Sporting Kansas City (football)
Extra stadium info – Children’s Mercy Park
The construction costs of the venue, which opened as the Livestrong Sporting Park, were $200 million. It opened with a sold-out Major League Soccer game between Sporting Kansas City and the Chicago Fire, two of the first football clubs from North America with a value of at least $100 million. Sporting Kansas City was founded in 1995 under a different name. It became the first football club from Kansas with 100,000 followers on its main social media page.
Dwayne Anthony De Rosario scored the first goal at the Children’s Mercy Park. He scored the goal for the national football team of Canada against Panama. It was the only goal for Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup match. Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell scored the only goal for Panama in the game. Charles Nana Kwabena Sapong scored the first Major League Soccer goal at the Children’s Mercy Park. He scored the goal against the San Jose Earthquakes. Sapong played numerous MLS games for Sporting Kansas City. He played four matches for the national football team of the United States.
The MLS Cup
Sporting Kansas City, nicknamed Wizards, won their first-ever MLS Cup after beating the Chicago Fire from Illinois in 2000. They won the MLS Cup, which took place in the District of Columbia, in front of 39,000 spectators. It was the fifth edition of the MLS Cup. DC United played in the first four editions of the MLS Cup. They won three of those four editions. Sporting Kansas City won their second MLS Cup in 2013. They won the title after defeating Real Salt Lake from Utah after a penalty shoot-out. The game between SKC and RSL took place at the Children’s Mercy Park. Sporting Kansas City drew an average home attendance of 19,000 in that Major League Soccer season.