After months of patiently waiting, Sporting Kansas City fans will finally be rewarded with the return of Major League Soccer this Saturday.
Embarking on its 25th season as an MLS original, Sporting will kick off their 2020 campaign at 9:30 p.m. CT against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place. FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO will provide three hours of live coverage, while listeners can catch the action on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish).
With the new season comes palpable excitement, and what better way to celebrate opening day than by joining other Sporting fanatics for a watch party?
Fortunately for supporters in the Kansas City area, there is no shortage of options this weekend. At the forefront, Johnny's Tavern in Prairie Village, Kansas (8262 Mission Rd.) will punctuate the First Kick Party in Corinth Square with an all-ages viewing experience highlighted by drink specials and several prize giveaways.
For hot spots beyond Johnny's in Prairie Village, look no further than the Sporting Pub Network, a collection of 15 soccer-friendly destinations across the Kansas City area and Wichita. This network of pubs will cater to Sporting Kansas City supporters on every away matchday, featuring food and drink specials, VIP and enter-to-win opportunities, mascot appearances, raffles and prize giveaways.
The 2020 pub network includes 12 new and exciting additions, with No Other Pub and both Chicken N Pickle locations in North Kansas City and Wichita also returning as flagship hubs for Sporting watch parties. From Saturday's opener at Vancouver to the late-season playoff push, the locations below will be the best places for fans to watch Sporting compete away from Children’s Mercy Park.
Sporting Kansas City Pub Partners in 2020
|No Other Pub||1370 Grand Blvd.||Kansas City, MO|
|Chicken N Pickle
Chicken N Pickle Wichita
|1761 Burlington St.
1240 N. Greenwich Rd.
|North Kansas City, MO
|Backstop Bar & Grill||6541 N. Cosby Ave.||Kansas City, MO|
|Bar K||501 Berkley Pkwy.||Kansas City, MO|
|The Bar West Plaza||1121 W. 47th St.||Kansas City, MO|
|Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria||1713 Village West Pkwy.||Kansas City, KS|
|E-Sports Bar KC||7470 Nieman Rd.||Shawnee, KS|
|Harpo’s Westport||4109 Pennsylvania Ave.||Kansas City, MO|
|J. Rieger & Co.||2700 Guinotte Ave.||Kansas City, MO|
|KC Kitchen & Pizzeria||3906 Waddell Ave.||Kansas City, MO|
|The Peanut in Mission||5400 Martway St.||Mission, KS|
|Rancho Grande Cantina in Parkville||11015 NW Highway 45||Parkville, MO|
|Roni’s Pub||7955 E. Frontage Rd.||Overland Park, KS|
|Turn 2 at Hollywood Casino||777 Hollywood Casino Blvd.||Kansas City, KS|