The Kansas City Wizards will play their final match at CommunityAmerica Ballpark (CAB) Saturday night as the 2010 MLS season comes to a close against the San Jose Earthquakes. The 2011 will bring about much-welcomed change in the form of a $160 million soccer-centric stadium just down the street from CAB in Village West. Read more about the project here.
Kansas City began playing at CAB in 2008 as a temporary venue while plans for the permanent stadium were finalized. The ballpark saw an oustanding performance in the opener, as a sellout crowd braved chilly March weather to see the Wizards dispatch D.C. United 2-0 on goals from now-departed Ivan Trujillo and Claudio Lopez.
CAB ended up hosting the Wizards for three MLS seasons. Kansas City had never before sold out a soccer match, after the Wizards played in cavernous Arrowhead Stadium from 1996-2007. The team sold out CAB on a regular basis, including for the lone home game in the 2008 playoffs on just one week's notice.
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