Posted today on the KC Star's music blog, Back to Rockville, is the comment that Journey, Pat Benatar, and Loverboy will be coming to Livestrong Sporting Park on August 31st. That's not out of the ordinary, LSP has hosted concerts in the past and will be hosting concerts this summer, including another Buzz Beach Ball on Saturday June 2nd.
The difference between Buzz Beach Ball and this Journey show is the fact that Buzz Beach Ball is is on a weekend when KC has no game. In fact KC doesn't have a game the following weekend either. Their next home game after the June 2nd show is on June 16th, 14 days later. The Journey show though is THE DAY BEFORE Sporting KC is scheduled to take on Toronto FC at LSP. I know that Sporting KC has basically the same grounds crew that won an award a few years ago, but I can't see the field being in very good condition when KC is supposed to take the field the next night. Having the grass cover on the field to protect during the concert and then turning around and taking it off for a game the next day just doesn't strike me as a good idea.