Sporting Kansas City announced on Friday an expanded First Team partnership with Compass Minerals to become the club’s first sleeve sponsor. The Compass Minerals logo will be prominently displayed as a patch on the right sleeve of Sporting’s primary and secondary jerseys as part of the multi-year partnership, which also includes naming rights to Pinnacle National Development Center and Wyandotte Sporting Fields.
“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Sporting KC in such a meaningful way,” said Compass Minerals President and CEO Kevin Crutchfield. “Over the past couple of years, our company has been sharing our expertise with Sporting to ensure the highest quality turf conditions and safe facilities. Becoming a First Team partner provides us an exciting opportunity to grow our involvement with an organization that brings so much to our community, while also driving awareness of the top-notch people and products that make up Compass Minerals.”
“Compass Minerals is a first-class organization and has been an incredible partner for Sporting the last two years,” said Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid. “We are extremely excited to now bolster the close connection between our organizations, and showcase the partnership in such a highly visible way on our jerseys and state-of-the-art facilities.”
Compass Minerals, the official plant nutrition and salt provider of Sporting Kansas City, is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, with production and packaging facilities located throughout the world. The company’s first mine began operation in 1844 and today, Compass Minerals is the leading salt producer in North America and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States’ leading producer of magnesium chloride.
Products from Compass Minerals serve a variety of applications in industrial, agricultural, commercial and consumer markets, and these products afford Sporting KC the luxury of playing on the most pristine pitches in Major League Soccer.
Sporting Kansas City’s home field at Children’s Mercy Park, as well as the team’s world-class training grounds at Pinnacle National Development Center, are both treated with Compass Minerals’ specialty plant nutrition portfolio of turf products. In addition, the club also uses the company’s premium deicing products to ensure the safety of players and visitors at all Sporting Club facilities during the winter months.
In addition to the sleeve patch on Sporting KC jerseys, Compass Minerals will be further showcased with naming rights to Pinnacle National Development Center and Wyandotte Sporting Fields near Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
Wyandotte Sporting Fields, a $20-million youth sports complex opened in 2017, and Pinnacle, a $75-million National Development Center opened in 2018, are premier soccer destinations for players, coaches and referees from youth through the professional levels.
Sporting Kansas City will host the Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park in the club’s highly-anticipated home opener for the 2020 Major League Soccer season. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek.com and the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive Sporting KC rally towels courtesy of match sponsor UMB Bank.
About Compass Minerals
Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature’s challenges for customers and communities. Its salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial and agricultural applications. And its plant nutrition business manufactures an innovative and diverse portfolio of products that improve the quality and yield of crops, while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, its specialty chemical business serves the water treatment industry and other industrial processes. The company operates 21 production and packaging facilities with more than 3,000 personnel throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. Visit compassminerals.com for more information about the company and its products.