This isn’t your average home opener, folks.
When Sporting Kansas City welcomes the Philadelphia Union to Children’s Mercy Park on Sunday for their first MLS home fixture of 2019, the club will also be celebrating its annual Fan Appreciation Match.
Before we get into details on this can’t-miss occasion, a quick heads-up: tickets for the highly anticipated showdown remain available on SeatGeek.com as Sporting and Philadelphia square off at 2 p.m. CT.
With that in mind, let’s dig into the special experience you can expect on Sunday afternoon at one of the finest soccer venues in North America.
Thousands of Prize Giveaways
You play, you win. It’s as simple as that. All supporters in attendance are encouraged to download or update the new Sporting KC App, available for free on the App Store and Google Play, and participate in the Digital Trivia Game during halftime of Sunday’s match. Follow the easy steps in the graphic to the right to play along.
This trivia contest will see literally every participant walk away from the stadium with a prize. Among the stellar grand prizes are VIP experiences, Sporting tailgate equipment, yeti coolers, team-signed memorabilia, gift cards, Sporting-branded longboards and much more.
Prizes can be picked up at either the redemption tent on the Toyota Plaza, at any SportingStyle location or at the “Sporting Fare” and “The Grill” concession stands.
Free Gift Card with Jersey Purchase
All supporters who buy a new Sporting KC primary jersey (including those who have placed pre-orders on SportingStyle.com) will receive a $20 SportingStyle gift card as part of their purchase.
Social Media Giveaways
Whether you have tickets to Sunday’s game or not, keep your eyes peeled on the Sporting KC social media channels — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the whole nine yards. Between now and matchday, the club will be doling out a slew of prizes to fans.
Yep, you read that right. Free popcorn will be available to fans at all concession stand locations on the stadium concourse.
It’s not too late to tweet at @SportingKC to suggest a song for Sunday’s pregame playlist, which will roll on the stadium sound system until shortly before kickoff. Fans will be credited on the videoboard with their song choices.
Free Fan Photos
Guests looking to capture their day on camera can get free photos taken by a team photographer at the Fan HQ tent near No Other Bus, a double-decker bus transformed into the ultimate Sporting entertainment space. Photos will be available for download within 48 hours after the match and viewable at SportingKC.com/fanphotos.
As fans exit the stadium gates after the match, they will receive a 2019 Sporting KC magnetic schedule courtesy of SeatGeek.