For the first time in the 25-year history of Major League Soccer, the month of February will mark the start of regular season play. On Feb. 29, clubs across the United States and Canada will step between the white lines with hopes of collecting three points to begin 2020.
A delectable opening day of MLS action will see Sporting Kansas City visit Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 9:30 p.m. CT, giving supporters their first real look at Manager Peter Vermes’ side since last October.
As the anticipated date approaches, SportingKC.com is rolling out a 28-day countdown to first kick, offering a comprehensive preview of the season ahead. From key storylines and positional breakdowns to new fan initiatives and perks at Children’s Mercy Park, our Countdown to Kickoff series highlights the many reasons to be pumped for Sporting’s 2020 campaign. To visit the series homepage as it expands, head to SportingKC.com/countdown.
With exactly one week separating us from the start of Sporting's 2020 campaign, it's paramount for all fans to make sure they're adequately stocked up on club gear.
Make no mistake: we can help you there, folks. Below are three places you can get your mitts on the latest and greatest Sporting merchandise.
SportingStyle Pop-In Store
The newly unveiled 2020 kit collection and other favorites are now available at the SportingStyle Pop-In Store, located inside the Budweiser Brew House at the northeast corner of Children's Mercy Park.
The new collection of merchandise includes Sporting's 2020 secondary kit in four different offerings—men's authentic and replica, women's and youth—as well as the new Anthem Jacket, Travel Jacket and Secondary Scarf.
The SportingStyle Pop-In Store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Fans can shop inside the store, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-912-7563 to place orders. All purchases over $50 ship for free.
Pop-In Store parking is available on Village West Parkway just outside the Budweiser Brew House entrance and in Lot D. For more merchandise updates throughout the season, follow SportingStyle on Twitter and Instagram.
Can't make it to Children's Mercy Park? Live out of town? Simply want to shop from the comfort of home? Supporters can head to MLSstore.com to shop for their favorite Sporting swag.
Matchday at Children's Mercy Park
Is there a more convenient time to load up on Sporting gear than at an actual match? Probably not.
The stadium will feature two primary SportingStyle locations on all matchdays, located near Section 114 and 130, plus a variety of other pop-up areas throughout the venue.
After traveling to face Vancouver next Saturday, Sporting will return to Kansas City for its highly anticipated home opener on Saturday, March 7, versus rivals Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets for the contest are now available at SeatGeek.com and the first 10,000 fans through the stadium gates will receive a free rally towel courtesy of match sponsor UMB Bank.
Tickets for Sporting’s first 10 home matches of the 2020 season, as well as several multi-game ticket packages, are on sale now at SportingKC.com/tickets.