Sporting Kansas Metropolis have moved their April 13 MLS conflict with Inter Miami to Arrowhead Stadium from Youngsters’s Mercy Park.
The transfer is available in an effort to convey extra followers to see Kansas Metropolis conflict with the Herons and, after all, Lionel Messi. Whereas Youngsters’s Mercy Park will not be a nasty floor in any respect, it does not precisely examine to Arrowhead Stadium given their large variations in capability.
Youngsters’s Mercy can maintain 18,467 spectators, whereas Arrowhead boasts 76,416 seats because the fourth-largest NFL stadium.
SKC are in a position to play host on this venue as the first tenants — the NFL’s Kansas Metropolis Chiefs — might be within the offseason come April, lengthy after the NFL season concludes in early February.
“This match has generated an unprecedented quantity of curiosity since Main League Soccer launched our schedule lower than three weeks in the past. We consider this would be the largest occasion in Kansas Metropolis this spring and we’re proud to companion with Arrowhead Occasions to supply an unimaginable expertise for our followers and our workforce,” SKC president and CEO Jake Reid stated in a launch.
“The chance to host this match, which is about to be Lionel Messi’s first MLS match within the Midwest, at GEHA Subject at Arrowhead Stadium is particularly thrilling as our area prepares to host Copa America matches this summer season and FIFA World Cup matches in 2026.”
Barring any accidents, Messi needs to be out there for the conflict within the Midwest. He’ll greater than doubtless be anticipated to swimsuit up for Argentina in late March throughout the worldwide break, which does not coincide with the sport towards Kansas Metropolis.
For these fearing a possible last-minute U-turn by the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner because of the taking part in floor, worry not. Arrowhead Stadium, which was inbuilt 1972, hosts its athletic occasions on pure grass, so Messi and Co. ought to really feel snug about their possibilities of steering clear from potential knee/ankle issues.
Followers who need to see Peter Vermes’ facet tackle Miami and Messi should buy tickets for the sport beginning on January 16 for simply $65 on Ticketmaster.