Sporting Kansas City’s Stadium to Host US National Qualifying Match

By Community | March 21, 2013

Sporting Park will host the U.S. Men’s National Team on Oct. 11 in the team’s final home qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday. 

The United States returns to Sporting Park to play Jamaica, live on the ESPN family, WatchESPN and UniMas. Kickoff time and ticket information will be released at a later date. 

“Sporting Park has become a great venue for all fans and the U.S. National Team,” Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman said. “The energy and noise here is unrivaled and the atmosphere for the World Cup Qualifier on October 11th will be incredible. We are honored to be a destination site for U.S. Soccer in their quest for the 2014 World Cup.” 

“From an energy point of view, it’s one of the best venues in the United States,” U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “The stadium itself is a piece of art. It’s thrilling just to be in that facility.”

Sporting Park, home to Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, will host the U.S. Men’s National Team for the third time since opening in June 2011. The state-of-the-art, $200+ million venue will also host the 2013 MLS All-Star Game on July 31.