Patrick Mahomes’, accompanied by his wife Brittany, graced the opening of the Kansas City Current’s state-of-the-art stadium on NWSL season opener…

Patrick Mahomes', accompanied by his wife Brittany, graced the opening of the Kansas City Current's state-of-the-art stadium on NWSL season opener...

 

Patrick Mahomes x Kansas City Current! NFL superstar and Co-owner of NWSL side celebrates grand-opening of women’s soccer-specific CPKC Stadium.

 

Patrick Mahomes', accompanied by his wife Brittany, graced the opening of the Kansas City Current's state-of-the-art stadium on NWSL season opener...

WHAT HAPPENED?
Situated along the picturesque banks of the Missouri River the CPKC Stadium was built on a remarkable investment of nearly $120 million (£93m). With the downtown skyline as its backdrop, the 11,000-seat arena emerges as a premier venue dedicated exclusively to the advancement of women’s football.

THE BIGGER PICTURE
The grand inauguration took place during the enthralling match between the Kansas City Current and the Portland Thorns, where fans witnessed Vanessa DiBernardo’s triumphant goal just 22 minutes into the game, setting the tone for an exhilarating season ahead.

Apart from the Mahomes pair, Current chairman and CEO Chris Long, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, and NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman were present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The vision of the Current’s ownership group, spearheaded by Chris and Angie Long, transcends mere sport; it embodies a commitment to empowering female athletes and revolutionizing the landscape of women’s soccer. With private financing driving its construction, CPKC Stadium epitomizes a groundbreaking initiative to provide women with world-class facilities tailored to their needs.

From the inception of an $18 million purpose-built practice facility to the culmination in the grandeur of CPKC Stadium, the Current’s ownership group remained steadfast in their pursuit of excellence

TICKET DEMANDS SKYROCKET
The genesis of CPKC Stadium heralds a new era for the Kansas City Current, symbolizing a departure from the club’s previous nomadic existence. Previously known as FC Kansas City before its dissolution in 2017, the club navigated through various venues, ranging from high school football stadiums to minor league ballparks, before finding a permanent home.

 

Patrick Mahomes', accompanied by his wife Brittany, graced the opening of the Kansas City Current's state-of-the-art stadium on NWSL season opener...

The overwhelming demand for tickets underscores the fervent anticipation surrounding CPKC Stadium, with season tickets sold out months in advance. As fans eagerly await the expansion of the stadium, designed to accommodate future growth, the club remains committed to enhancing the matchday experience for supporters.

WHAT NEXT?
However, amidst the jubilation surrounding CPKC Stadium’s inauguration, dissenting voices have emerged, expressing concerns about potential ramifications on property values, traffic congestion, and parking accessibility. Moreover, the club’s decision to introduce a $50 parking fee sparked outrage among a section of fans.

In response, the Kansas City Current has urged fans to explore alternative transportation options, including rideshare services and public transit, to mitigate parking challenges and ensure a seamless matchday experience for all attendees. After a winning start to the campaign against Portland Thorns, Kansas City Current will get back to action on March 23 when they face San Diego Wave.