Sporting KC announces Central Bank as presenting partner of highly anticipated match-up with Miami


Sporting Kansas City announced today that Central Bank will serve as the title night partner for the club’s highly anticipated home match against Inter Miami CF on Saturday, April 13 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

“Our team is proud to have established such a positive and close connection with our partners at Central Bank,” said Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase our First Team partnership with a capacity crowd anticipated to be in attendance and we look forward to Central Bank’s title night further enhancing the fan experience as we continue to prepare for this marquee match.”

"Central Bank is pleased to be the title night partner for the match between Sporting Kansas City and Inter Miami," said Central Bank of the Midwest President and CEO Bill Ferguson. “As a Sporting Kansas City First Team partner, Central Bank prides itself on the experience we provide to fans and look forward to seeing everyone in our pre-match activation area for a chance to win prizes.”

As part of the match title night, Central Bank will sponsor a co-branded commemorative gate giveaway for ticket holders on April 13.

Taking place on the anniversary of the club’s inaugural match on April 13, 1996, SKCvMIA is primed to break all-time attendance records in Kansas City and a limited number of tickets for the match remain available via Ticketmaster. Coming off a memorable campaign as Leagues Cup champions and U.S. Open Cup runners-up, Inter Miami CF will travel to Kansas City for the first time in club history with a star-studded roster that features Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

The official checking account and community banking partner of Sporting Kansas City, Central Bank of the Midwest offers customers Sporting Checking accounts which feature specially-designed Sporting checks and a free Sporting Debit Mastercard that provides shoppers with a 10% discount at SportingStyle retail locations on home matchdays.

Sporting KC and Central Bank of the Midwest first announced a six-year partnership in 2021 before Central Bank joined the club’s First Team partnership platform in 2022. The expanded agreement includes naming rights to the Central Bank Sporting Complex and enhanced visibility as the official jersey partner of Sporting KC II in MLS NEXT Pro.

Central Bank of the Midwest, which serves 29 local communities with 49 branches in Kansas and Missouri, is part of the Central Bank family of banks that includes over 150 sister locations. Central Bank’s legacy dates back to 1902 and Central Bancompany, headquartered in Jefferson City, Mo., now manages $20 billion in assets. It has been recognized on Forbes’ annual list of America’s best banks for more than a decade, and in 2023 was named the “Best Customer Service Bank in America” by Newsweek magazine.