Populous-designed Sporting Park to Host MLS Cup December 7
December 3, 2013
With a playoff win on Nov. 23, Sporting Kansas City advanced to the MLS Cup. The team also accomplished something else- the win means that Sporting Park, which opened in 2011 and was designed by Populous, will become the first Major League Soccer stadium in history to host an MLS All-Star game, USMNT game and the MLS Cup in one year.
In an article from NBC Sports, Richard Farley outlines Sporting Park’s “banner year,” noting that “Sporting Park has quickly become one of the flagship venues in Major League Soccer.” He explains that “the role Sporting Park has had in the former Kansas City Wizards’ overall rebranding has shown the power that comes with a new, well-executed venue.” Read more from Farley here.