Sporting Kansas City was honored at the Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau's Tourism Celebration on Wednesday. Unified Government Commissioner John Mendez presented the award for Tourism Organization of the Year to Sporting KC VP of Communications Rob Thomson at the annual event, held at the Jack Reardon Convention Center.
The club was chosen for the award for attracting unprecedented attention to the KC region through media coverage, merchandise sales, social media and marketing campaigns. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park was also recognized for hosting the Tourism Event of the Year in Farm Aid, the venue's inaugural concert that more than 18,000 people attended to see Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young. Global Spectrum General Manager Phil Laws accepted the award for LSP.
Be sure to check out the Kansas City Kansas Visitors Guide, featuring an action shot of Sporting KC defender Seth Sinovic on the cover and lots of great info inside!