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Sporting KC moves Miami game to Arrowhead

SKC has relocated the match vs Messi



Kansas City Wizards vs Manchester /united in 2010 at Arrowhead | Credit Thad Bell

Sporting Kansas City has announced that the match versus Miami has been relocated. The April 13th match against Inter Miami CF has been changed from Children’s Mercy Park to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The demand for tickets for matches versus Lionel Messi was intense last season and is expected to still be high.

The match will also be the 28th anniversary of the club’s inaugural match on April 13, 1996, when the Kansas City Wiz beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0. Digital Takawira scored a brace and Frank Klopas added a goal. As an MLS original, the Kansas City Wiz/Wizards played at Arrowhead from 1996-2008 when they relocated to Community America Ballpark. The team rebranded as Sporting Kansas City and moved into their current stadium in 2011.

Not only does Lionel Messi play for Miami but former Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets & Jordi Alba are also on the South Florida team’s roster. While loaded with veteran firepower it is unknown if any of them will be in the game-day roster.

Sporting KC has stated that the tickets for the match will start at $65 for the general public and will go on sale at 12 p.m. on January 16 via Ticketmaster. Current Sporting KC season ticket members will have their tickets moved.

“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 via press release. “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.”

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