FC Kansas City announced Wednesday that they will play their home games at Shawnee Mission District Stadium in Overland Park. The stadium has seating for 6,150 fans and becomes the third largest capacity stadium in the NWSL. Only the Portland Thorns’ Jeld-Wen Stadium (20,438) and Sahlen’s Stadium (13,768), home of the Western New York Flash are larger.
“The Blues need a home that accommodates our ever-growing fan base,” said FC Kansas City President, Brian Budzinski via press release. “We’ve received tremendous interest from the Greater Kansas City metropolitan community and the surrounding Midwestern states. This region has shown an incredible commitment to professional soccer and we feel that Shawnee Mission District Stadium will provide the perfect venue for the 2013 NWSL season.”
The stadium is located at 7401 Johnson Drive in Overland Park, Kansas and opened in 2006. It replaced the original stadium built in the 1950’s. Shawnee Mission District Director of Athletics, Rusty Newman, said, “The Shawnee Mission School District and the entire soccer community are happy to host the NWSL and FC Kansas City in what we believe to be one of the finer stadiums in the Midwest.”
Tickets went on sale
FC Kansas City also announced the structure and pricing for season tickets. Packages run from as low as $135.00 for GA to a high of $225.00 for reserved front row until February 28th. The team already had enough deposits to fill approximately twenty percent of the stadium before the announcement and sold over 300 new ticket packages after by midafternoon.