Ticket Policy and Procedure
As a season ticket member with Sporting Kansas City ("Sporting KC"), you are a valued and important part of our organization. To assure prompt and efficient response to your requests and needs, we kindly request your compliance with the following policies and procedures. By sending us payment for Sporting Kansas City season tickets, you indicate your willingness to comply with these procedures. Please read this information carefully. The terms "season ticket member," "permanent rights holder," “entity” and "contact name" are collectively hereinafter referred to as "season ticket member."
Ownership of Seat Locations
Sporting KC owns and controls all rights to seat locations for Sporting KC home games at Sporting Park ("SP"). A purchaser of season tickets obtains a license, in the form of the ticket, to use the seat location at the Stadium designated by the ticket. Sporting KC in their sole and absolute discretion may revoke this license at any time upon refunding the purchase price printed on the ticket or at any time upon misconduct by the season ticket member, without refund. This license is granted on a game-to-game basis, and is subject to all rules, regulations and policies relating to tickets as established from time to time by Sporting KC, the Stadium and Major League Soccer. The decision to offer a partial ticket plan and the composition of such plans will be made by Sporting KC from time to time in their sole discretion.
Season Ticket Member and Accounts
For purposes of these Policies and Procedures, a Full Season ticket member is defined as having purchased all home games at Sporting Park or a prorated portion thereof. A Partial Ticket Plan is defined as having purchased a ticket plan consisting of a portion of home games. Sporting KC reserves the right to change the games included in partial ticket plans from year to year.
The season ticket member is the permanent rights holder (whether person or business) on the original application for tickets, and that person or business is assigned an account. If the season ticket member is an entity, a contact name must be provided to Sporting KC. The entity may request a change in the name of the contact person for its account. A request to change the contact person of an entity must be submitted to Sporting KC in writing on company or entity letterhead and signed by an authorized officer. Season tickets should be paid for by check or credit card. If a third party payment is accepted by Sporting KC, such acceptance shall not give the third party any season ticket member or renewal privileges, or cause or require Sporting KC to change the name of the season ticket member on the account. Sporting KC will treat the season ticket member as the purchaser of season tickets in such circumstances, including for purposes of season ticket renewal.
Season Ticket Privileges Non-Transferable
Season ticket members are prohibited from transferring the seat locations designated by their season tickets to any person, whether by a request to transfer the account into another name, or by an attempt to transfer the seat locations or the renewal privilege described below by sale, gift, transfer by will or trust, property settlement, transfer to creditors, or any other means. It is important to Sporting Kansas City to protect and reward Sporting KC customers by allowing them the opportunity to relocate their seat locations, rather than allowing season ticket members to transfer accounts or sell them to third parties. Therefore, any attempt to sell or otherwise transfer season ticket privileges to third parties will not be recognized by Sporting KC and may result in cancellation of all season ticket privileges. Any court order directing distribution of the season tickets to a person not listed as the season ticket member, whether in bankruptcy or otherwise, may result in the exercise by Sporting KC of their right to immediately withdraw the license represented by the tickets, including any season ticket renewal privileges, upon refund by Sporting KC of all amounts paid for games that have not yet been played.
Sporting KC generally recognizes two exceptions to the above policy. First, Sporting KC will generally allow season tickets to be transferred to members of the season ticket member's immediate family upon the death of the season ticket member. Immediate family shall be defined as a person's spouse and relatives by birth or marriage including siblings, parents, children, in-laws, and any financial dependents. A request to transfer season ticket privileges to an immediate family member of a deceased season ticket member must be submitted to Sporting KC in writing by the deceased's personal representative or other authorized representative, and must be supported by appropriate documentation satisfactory to Sporting Kansas City. Such documentation may include but not be limited to death certificate, probate and/or trust documents, and proof of relationship.
Second, if the season ticket member is an entity, Sporting KC will generally allow season tickets to be transferred upon the sale or dissolution of an entity. A request to transfer season ticket privileges of an entity account must be submitted to Sporting KC in writing by the contact person for the account, and must be supported by appropriate documentation satisfactory to Sporting Kansas City. Such documentation may include but not be limited to corporate resolution, asset or stock purchase agreement, and dissolution papers. Sporting KC reserve the right to approve or reject any such requests at their sole and absolute discretion.
Season Ticket Renewal Privileges
Subject to these policies and procedures, a full season ticket member has an opportunity to renew the current assigned seat location at the Stadium for the next Sporting Kansas City season. The opportunity to renew is a privilege granted by Sporting KC and may be revoked at Sporting KC' sole and absolute discretion. This renewal privilege is exercised when payment is received for the season tickets in the amount specified and by the date established by Sporting KC. This renewal privilege is revocable by Sporting KC at any time prior to payment or if payment is not received by the established due date. A partial ticket plan holder has an opportunity to purchase seats for the next Sporting KC season at the Stadium, but is not guaranteed the same seat location
Sporting KC will exercise reasonable efforts to maintain renewal privileges for season ticket members at the Stadium; however, season ticket members are not guaranteed this opportunity. Sporting KC will take into account, among other things, violations by season ticket members of rules, regulations and policies of Sporting KC, the Stadium and Major League Soccer in deciding whether to revoke renewal privileges. Such violations include, without limitation, any unapproved transfer or attempt to transfer rights to the seat locations represented by season tickets as discussed above. In addition, renewal privileges could be effected from time to time by changes to the Stadium and/or the Stadium seating areas (such as, for example, the elimination of seats and/or damage or destruction to the Stadium or other events or circumstances) as determined by Sporting KC in their sole and absolute discretion. Season ticket renewal invoices will be mailed or emailed to the season ticket member the last week of July, subject to the discretion of Sporting KC. The payment deadline date will be specified on the invoice and within the renewal brochure. Due to the time required to process relocation requests, accounts not meeting the payment deadline are subject to cancellation. If you do not receive the appropriate mailings, please contact The Client Services Department at (888) 4KC-GOAL. If you do not contact Client Services within a reasonable time, Sporting KC may revoke your renewal privilege and your priority numbers for seat locations. All payments received for season tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Seat Location Changes
Requests for season ticket upgrade, adding additional seats or relocating, are accepted during the renewal period. Your requests must be indicated via the online account manager or with your client services representative along with your payment. Requests for seating changes will be considered by priority number along with other season ticket members requesting changes. Upgrading or relocation requests should indicate which areas of seating are acceptable. The request should identify the largest possible area that is acceptable for upgrade or relocation. Upgrades or relocations are limited by, among other factors, the actual cancellations that occur.
If seats are available in the desired areas when your priority number(s) is reached, your seat(s) will be changed according to the request on the season ticket relocation form and all rights to previously assigned seats will be forfeited. Sporting KC reserves the right to adjust season ticket locations at any time without prior notice to or consent of the season ticket member. Such adjustment may take place on a single game basis as needed or may be made for all or any portion of the season. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the season ticket member prior to any location adjustment. In the event of any such location adjustment by Sporting KC, the season ticket member's sole remedy shall be cancellation of its account. The season ticket member must provide Sporting KC with written notice of such cancellation within sixty (60) days after notification of the adjustment. Upon receipt of such notice, Sporting KC will refund to the season ticket member any amounts paid which correspond to games not played as of the date which is five (5) business days after notice is received by Sporting KC. Tickets for remaining games must be returned to Sporting KC in order to receive said refund.
Seat Relocation Event
A Full Season ticket member has the first opportunity to preview other seating options before adding additional seats, upgrading, or relocating. A season ticket members’ current seat location will need to be renewed prior to the stated renewal deadline by selecting one of the payment options offered to actively participate in the seat relocation event.
Distribution of Tickets
Fully paid season ticket accounts will receive their tickets approximately two (2) weeks prior to the first game of the regular season. Season tickets will be mailed to the season ticket member. A physical address is required for delivery. Season tickets will not be delivered to a PO BOX address.
Season Ticket Member Priority Parking
Season ticket members will receive complimentary parking in a designated lot for the 2013 season. The number of parking booklets received is based upon the total number of seats in their account. Accounts with 1 – 4 seats will receive one parking booklet. Accounts with 5 – 8 seats will receive two parking booklets. Accounts with 9 – 12 seats will receive three parking booklets and any account with 13 or more seats will need to speak with their client services representative.
If any check is returned unpaid, Sporting KC or their authorized agent may then debit the season ticket member's checking account for the amount of the check, a $40 service charge, plus any additional charges assessed by the financial institution as a result of the dishonored check. Payment by check constitutes acceptance of these terms. A returned check also may result in cancellation of a season ticket account in Sporting KC' sole discretion. Sporting KC reserve the right to refuse payment by personal check at any time.
It is Sporting KC's policy to accommodate as many season ticket members as possible during any playoff games at the Stadium. Season ticket members will have the first opportunity to purchase playoff ticket packages after the requirements of the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Soccer and the Sporting Kansas City organization have been met. Season ticket members will be notified of specific policies and procedures prior to the start of the playoffs.
Lost or Stolen Tickets
Lost or stolen season ticket card(s) can be replaced only under the conditions set forth by Sporting KC management, and only to the season ticket member. Re-printed cards will be issued upon payment of the full face value of the lost tickets. Reports of stolen tickets or cards must be accompanied by a police report indicating the circumstances of the theft. Stolen tickets (with police report) will be replaced without additional charges. If lost tickets are later recovered, a refund of additional charges may be obtained by sending the unused lost tickets and the re-printed tickets to Sporting KC Client Services Department, within thirty (30) days after the game for which you required the replacement tickets. Please contact Sporting KC Client Services (888) 4KC - GOAL to determine eligibility for replacement tickets.
Change of Address
It is the season ticket member's responsibility to notify Sporting KC Client Services, of any change of address to insure prompt delivery of tickets, notices and other dated material. Address changes may also be made through your exclusive access to My Sporting KC Account on Sporting KC.com.
No Refund Policy
No refunds, exchanges or cancellations are permitted unless we are unable to fill your order. Refunds will not be granted due to a game date or time change.
If legal game is not replayed or not rescheduled with same ticket valid, the rain check must be exchanged at the Sporting Kansas City ticket office in person by the lawful holder or by mail for a ticket of the same price, if available, for any future regularly scheduled game of the current season. If game is rescheduled NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES will be issued. The original ticket will be valid for the makeup game.
Sporting Kansas City accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa for ticket orders. Checks are acceptable in advance only and may be made payable to: Sporting Kansas City. Cash is acceptable for walk-up sales at the box office. All orders will have a processing fee assessed. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are permitted.
General Admission Seating
GA seating sections, including Members’ Stand, South Stand, and Budweiser Corner, are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not leave single seats open, as these areas are consistently sold out.
The Bud Corner is a GA section and is a first-come, first-served section. There is no guaranteed seating in this area.
Boulevard Members’ Club
Full Season ticket members within the Members Stand seating category have access to the members’ club pregame and during every home Sporting Kansas City game. All season ticket members have access to the club during postgame.
Notices and Requests
All notices and requests relating to a season ticket account, whether or not described above, must be given in writing by the season ticket member, and sent to the attention of Sporting KC Client Services. No notice or request will be effective or acted upon by Sporting KC until received in writing. All correspondence concerning a season ticket account should include the account number and daytime phone number for the season ticket member. Notices and requests from Sporting KC are communicated to season ticket members via several methods, independent of and/or in combination with each other, and include but are not limited to U.S. Postal Service, telephone, e-mail or other social media outlets. It is the season ticket member's sole responsibility to maintain accurate, current and complete contact information on their Sporting KC season ticket account.
The foregoing policies and procedures attempt to cover most situations relating to season ticket members at the Stadium. They do not apply to any games (home or away) played by Sporting KC at a location other than the Stadium. In the event any issue or matter relating to Sporting KC season tickets is not covered, or if there is a question of interpretation of the policies and procedures or in the event of any dispute between Sporting KC and any season ticket member, or any season ticket member and a third party, Sporting Kansas City reserves the right to make all final decisions and determinations and take all actions necessary, in their sole and absolute discretion, to resolve or dispute the issue. Sporting Kansas City further reserves the right to modify and/or terminate any or all of the foregoing policies or procedures from time to time with or without prior notice to the season ticket members.
In order to ensure an excellent experience for all Sporting Kansas City season ticket members, season ticket benefits, including but not limited to, future game exchange program, membership program and special events, are subject to change from year to year or/and within a season.