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GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to Host SKCvMIA on April 13

January 8, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
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Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club's highly anticipated home match against Inter Miami CF on Saturday, April 13 will be played at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Tickets for the match will start at $65 for the general public and will go on sale beginning at 12 p.m. CT on January 16 via Ticketmaster. Fans can sign up now to be notified when tickets are available.

Tickets for the match, as well as free parking, are included in Sporting Kansas City season ticket memberships. Sporting KC Season Ticket Members will also have access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. CT on January 10 to purchase additional seats at a discounted rate. Jackson County residents and Kansas City Chiefs Season Ticket Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to the general public during a pre-sale window on the morning of January 16.

"This match has generated an unprecedented amount of interest since Major League Soccer released our schedule less than three weeks ago," said Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid. "We believe this will be the biggest event in Kansas City this spring and we are proud to partner with Arrowhead Events to provide an incredible experience for our fans and our team. The opportunity to host this match, which is set to be Lionel Messi's first MLS match in the Midwest, at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is especially exciting as our region prepares to host Copa America matches this summer and FIFA World Cup matches in 2026."

Media Advisory: Sporting KC President and CEO Jake Reid will be available for interviews at 2 p.m. CT today at the club's downtown offices (2020 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO) with soundbytes available to download afterward.

"The Arrowhead Events team is excited to open up GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to host our friends from Sporting KC for their match against Inter Miami CF this spring," Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Events President Mark Donovan said. "The venue remains one of the top destinations and experiences for fans of all sports. The interest and demand for this match is extremely high, and we know that both clubs, their supporters, and viewers will enjoy experiencing this unique soccer match played at the home of the Chiefs."

Home to the reigning Super Bowl champions, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium features a natural grass playing surface and is one of 11 American stadiums selected for FIFA World Cup 2026. The world-class venue will also host a CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 match-up between the United States Men's National Team and Uruguay on July 1.

Sporting KC played more than 200 matches - including the 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final - at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium during the club's first 12 seasons from 1996-2007 and last played inside the venue in 2010 for the team's unforgettable victory over Manchester United with a record-setting crowd of 52,424 fans in attendance. SKCvMIA, which will be held on the anniversary of the club's inaugural match and the stadium's first MLS match on April 13, 1996, is primed to break the all-time MLS attendance record in Kansas City (32,867).

In addition to serving as the club's home for a dozen seasons, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium has hosted numerous other soccer matches featuring teams from across the globe in the last 50 years.

Notable Soccer Matches Played at

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Aug. 24, 1973: NASL All-Stars vs. Torpedo Moscow

Sept. 28, 1990: U.S. Men's National Team vs. MSL Select

April 13, 1996: Kansas City Wiz vs. Colorado Rapids

Oct. 7, 1999: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Finland // Brazil vs. South Korea

Aug. 20, 2000: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Canada

April 25, 2001: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Costa Rica

Oct. 22, 2003: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Italy

Sept. 22, 2004: Kansas City Wizards vs. Chicago Fire

Oct. 16, 2004: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Mexico

Sept. 13, 2008: Kansas City Wizards vs. LA Galaxy

Sept. 16, 2009: CD Guadalajara vs. Club America

July 25, 2010: Kansas City Wizards vs. Manchester United

March 31, 2015: Mexico Men's National Team vs. Paraguay

April 13, 2024: Sporting Kansas City vs. Inter Miami CF

July 1, 2024: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Uruguay

Sporting KC's 2024 preseason begins this weekend in the buildup to the team's season opener on Feb. 24 with the earliest MLS match in club history. Sporting swept rivals St. Louis CITY SC in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs to reach the Western Conference Semifinals and the club's top four players in goal contributions from last season all return in 2024 with Daniel Salloi (10 goals, 12 assists), Alan Pulido (15 goals, six assists), Erik Thommy (five goals, 13 assists) and Johnny Russell (nine goals, four assists) forming a formidable front four.

Pulido, the club's MVP with a team-leading 15 goals in 2023, and Thommy, the club's Offensive Player of the Year with a team-leading 13 assists in 2023, provide SKC with a dynamic duo of playmakers in the No. 9 and No. 10 roles while Russell and Salloi have become two of the most productive wingers in MLS over their last six seasons together.

Sporting KC's Top Scorers

(all time, all competitions)

Preki (81 goals)

Dom Dwyer (67 goals)

Johnny Russell (62 goals)

Daniel Salloi (58 goals)

After entering Major League Soccer as an expansion team in 2020, Inter Miami CF will travel to Kansas City for the first time in club history to play Sporting KC on April 13 as one of the team's three Western Conference road trips during the 2024 regular season along with LA and Vancouver. Inter Miami is coming off a memorable campaign in which the club qualified for the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup as winners of Leagues Cup 2023 and The Herons also finished runners-up in the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Led by co-owner David Beckham, Miami's roster features the four most accomplished newcomers in Major League Soccer in the past six months with Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba reunited after winning the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Champions League as teammates for FC Barcelona from 2014-2020. Messi, the consensus best player in the world currently, recently won his record eighth Ballon d'Or and is the only two-time recipient of the Golden Ball as the top performer at a FIFA World Cup, earning the honor again in 2022 after captaining Argentina to the title with seven goals - including two in a historic final against France - during the tournament.

The April 13 match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT exclusively on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Available in more than 100 countries and regions and offering the most expansive programming lineup ever, MLS Season Pass is the first global streaming service to offer every match across a professional league in one dedicated destination.


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