Kansas City’s Sports Culture
Diamond, pitch, gridiron or racetrack, Kansas City touts a rich athletic history and an even more passionate fan base, regardless of the time of the year or event taking place. So hit the tailgate and get loud during the game, because sports bring out the best in KC.
Kansas City Royals
Plus, parents can take young ones out to the “Little K” before the first pitch, where they can take batting practice and run around the bases in a miniature version of the stadium.
Sporting Kansas City
One of the liveliest tickets in the city, a Sporting KC match combines the back-and-forth excitement of soccer with trademark Kansas City passion.
Matches are held at the incredible Children’s Mercy Park in KCK, an arena with an impressive track record of hosting major events such as the MLS All-Star Game, United States Men’s National Team Word Cup qualifiers and more.
Kansas City Current
Watch some of the world's best soccer players compete in history-making fashion with the National Women's Soccer League’s Kansas City Current.
In 2024, the team will debut an all-new—and entirely unique—venue on the banks of the Missouri River. The 11,500-seat CPKC Stadium will be the world’s first stadium purpose-built for a women’s professional sports team.
NASCAR fans get a double-dose of high-octane action each year thanks to two major race weekends, all at Kansas Speedway, one of the premier racing facilities in the country.
Every March, Kansas City becomes the unofficial home of college basketball. Between divisions, conferences and leagues, KC regularly hosts 60-plus teams each year—more than anywhere else in the country.
Kansas City Mavericks
KC pride hits the ice as the Kansas City Mavericks, an ECHL hockey team affiliated with the Seattle Kraken and Coachella Valley Firebirds, electrifies fans in its state-of-the-art Independence arena.
Sporting KC II
Soccer fans love the Swope Park Rangers, Sporting KC’s secondary team that’s full of tomorrow’s fútbol stars. Catch a match at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence or Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Swope Soccer Village.
Kansas City Monarchs
Bring the whole family out to KCK to enjoy an evening of independent baseball courtesy of the Kansas City Monarchs, a living tribute to the legendary Negro Leagues team that plays at Legends Field.