Tuesday, June 14, 2011

KC Deserves World Cup Qualifiers

Those that were at LiveSTRONG Sporting Park didn't necessarily see the best game of soccer, but the fans that were in attendance certainly brought the atmosphere. Enough so that it got the attention of people around the US talking about the venue as a host for World Cup qualifiers in upcoming cycles. In fact, Grant Wahl even said that KC is the place to host the next US-Mexico game, as the venue is small enough keep ticket sales to US fan groups. With KC's 11,000 season ticket holder base, their ever growing "membership" system, and group sales through the American Outlaws and US Soccer, KC could be basically sold out before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Robb Heineman also jumped on the band wagon as well during the game. And I personally think KC deserves the chance to host another meaningful US game. The game in 2001 is still the largest attended mid-week World Cup qualifier for the United States, and tonight they drew 20,109 for another midweek game. The attendance being over 1,600 over the announced capacity of LSP. The American Outlaws Kansas City chapter treated US supporters great, a good night before party and a good tailgate, great job by them the past few nights as well. Hopefully they get to do it again in the future. Sooner than Later.


danny said...

I was out at the stadium on opening night and it was amazing. My only problem with it is that it seems too small to hold any big meaningful international matches. Thoughts?

Mike said...

US-Mexico World Cup qualifiers have been in Columbus for 3 cycles now, capacity now is between 20,000 and 21,000, which is what KC pulled for the Guadeloupe game. What other thoughts you want?

Anonymous said...

50k fans with 75% Mexico fans?
or 20K fans 75% American?
Your thoughts?!