KC Live! in KC Power & Light District to host U.S. Women's National Team watch party for Round of 16 on Sunday


Sporting KC and the KC Current will co-host a watch party at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District at 4 a.m. CT on Sunday for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s Round of 16 match in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Tickets for admission to the watch party are free and available to reserve in advance via SeatGeek. Entry to the event will begin 60 minutes prior to kickoff as fans are invited to cheer on the No. 1 ranked U.S. Women’s National Team alongside fellow soccer supporters.

KC Live!, the 25,000-square foot multi-level entertainment block in the heart of downtown Kansas City’s Power & Light District, has once again become the area’s premier watch party destination for the United States Women’s National Team. Sunday's match broadcast will be shown live on the theater-sized LED screen, which stretches 40 feet wide and 18 feet high, and match commentary will play throughout the covered outdoor venue.

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is broadcast live in the United States on FOX, FS1 and the FOX Sports App in English, as well as Telemundo, Universo and Peacock in Spanish. Click here for the full schedule of all matches with broadcast information.

Taking place quadrennially, this year’s Women’s World Cup features an expanded field of 32 teams. The United States has won four of the eight all-time Women’s World Cup tournaments, including back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2019. The USWNT concluded the group stage on Tuesday as runners-up in Group E to set up a Round of 16 match-up with the first place team in Group G - a spot currently occupied by European powerhouse Sweden entering their group finale on Wednesday.

Vlatko Andonovski, a Kansas City resident and graduate of Park University, became head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the end of 2019 and is leading the United States at a World Cup for the first time this summer. Andonovski won two NWSL championships in KC during his five seasons as head coach of FC Kansas City from 2013-2017 in addition to being a past player and coach for the Kansas City Comets.

Kansas City -- rated the No. 1 market for the U.S. Women's National Team's opening match at this year's World Cup -- has earned recognition as the Soccer Capital of America with World Cup watch parties dating back to 2010. KC Live! at the Power & Light District has garnered international attention as one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant World Cup watch party locations with FOX featuring Kansas City as part of the network’s World Cup coverage.