Preseason Countdown presented by Children's Mercy - 1 Day

Preseason Countdown presented by Children's Mercy: 1 Day until MLS is Back

As Sporting Kansas City prepares for its 26th season as a charter member of Major League Soccer, SportingKC.com is rolling out a 26-day countdown to the start of the 2021 campaign. A mouthwatering opening weekend of MLS action will see Sporting Kansas City visit the New York Red Bulls at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, giving supporters their first look at Manager Peter Vermes’ side since last December.

The 2021 Preseason Countdown, presented by Children’s Mercy, serves as the comprehensive, go-to preview of everything that awaits Sporting Kansas City in the weeks and months to come. From key storylines and bold predictions to statistical breakdowns and players to watch, the 2021 Preseason Countdown highlights the many reasons to be excited for what’s ahead. To visit the series homepage as it expands, head to SportingKC.com/2021countdown.


Everyone knows the best place on earth to watch a Sporting Kansas City match. That, of course, is Children's Mercy Park.

But what about when Manager Peter Vermes' side is on the road? Where are the best destinations to watch Sporting games with fellow fanatics? And how can you follow the action from the comfort of home?

In our final edition of the 2021 countdown, some 24 hours before Sporting kicks off the campaign against the Red Bulls, we provide a comprehensive rundown of how to catch every minute of the action this year.

We start with Sporting’s official pub partners, consisting of 20 soccer-friendly destinations across the Kansas City area, Wichita and Omaha. This network of pubs will cater to Sporting supporters throughout the year, featuring food and drink specials, VIP and enter-to-win opportunities, mascot appearances, raffles and prize giveaways.

2021 Sporting Pub Network

# Bar  Address
1 No Other Pub 1370 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO
2 eSports Bar  7470 Nieman Rd, Shawnee, KS
3 Rancho Grande Cantina 11015 MO-45, Parkville, MO
4 The Rieger 2700 Guinotte Ave, Kansas City, MO
5 Bar K 501 Berkley Pkwy, Kansas City, MO
6 Chicken n' Pickle  1761 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO
7 Chicken n' Pickle  1240 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS
8 Chicken n' Pickle  8400 N Oklahoma AveOklahoma City, OK
9 The Peanut- Mission  5400 Martway St, Mission, KS
10 Backstop 6541 N Cosby Ave, Kansas City, MO
11 The Bar  1121 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO
12 KC Kitchen & Pizzeria  3906 Waddell Ave, Kansas City, MO
13 Roni's Pub  7955 E Frontage Rd, Overland Park, KS
14 Harpo's  4109 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO
15 Hollywood Casino / Turn 2 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS
16 International Tap House  403 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO
17 Austin's Bar Grill 2103 E 151st St #2969, Olathe, KS
18 The Other Place  22730 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS
19 The Corner Kick 13806 P St, Omaha, NE
20 The Corner Kick 16274 Evans Plaza Omaha, NE

The next stop on our "How to Watch Tour" brings us to Bally Sports Kansas City, which has rebranded from FOX Sports Kansas City. Bally Sports Kansas City and its second channel, Bally Sports Kansas City Plus, televise the vast majority of Sporting matches as well as Sporting KC Live, which precedes and follows each match. The remaining games will be carried as part of Major League Soccer’s national TV package with ESPN, FS1, FOX and Univision.

The information assembled below will help fans find Sporting KC telecasts. To find out more about the availability of Sporting KC matches in your viewing area, e-mail Midwest@BallySports.com.

Where to find Sporting KC on Bally Sports Kansas City

Bally Sports Kansas City is widely available on cable, satellite and streaming providers throughout the region. Visit www.getmyhometeams.com for options in your area or check below for a list of providers that carry the channel in the Sporting television footprint and the channel numbers where it can be found.

Kansas, Nebraska, Kansas City
 
Bally Sports Kansas City
Bally Sports Kansas City Plus
AT&T TV
671 or 671-5
671-1
AT&T U-verse
1748 or 1750
1747 or 1748
Centurylink (Omaha)
1748
1749
Consolidated (Lenexa)
649
696
Cox (Kansas)
2034
2076
Cox (Nebraska)
1047
N/A
DirecTV
671 or 671-5
671-1
Google Fiber (Kansas City)
205
206
MidCo/WOW (Lawrence)
623
N/A
Spectrum (Kansas City)
318
319
Spectrum (Sedalia, Warrensburg)
824
826
Spectrum (Lincoln)
37 or 318
319
Spectrum (Nebraska)
824
N/A
Suddenlink (St. Joseph)
38
39
Xfinity (Independence, Mo., Olathe)
201, 863 or 1250
1255
 
Mid-Missouri
 
Bally Sports Midwest
Bally Sports Midwest Plus
AT&T TV
671
671-1
AT&T U-verse
1748
1747
Cable America (Republic, St. Robert)
525
1058
Cable One (Joplin)
1152
170
Cable One (Kirksville)
431
56
Centurylink (Columbia)
1748
1747
DirecTV
671
671-1
Fidelity
454
468 or 472
Mediacom (Mid-Missouri)
732
126
Mediacom (Springfield, Mo.)
732
126
Spectrum (Cape Girardeau, Mid-Mo.)
824
826
Suddenlink (Branson)
38
N/A
Vast (New Wave)
210
208
 
Iowa
 
Bally Sports Midwest
Bally Sports Midwest Plus
AT&T TV
671
671-1
AT&T U-verse
1748
1747
Cedar Falls Utilities
424
23
Coon Rapids Municipal Cable
79
N/A
DirecTV
671
671-1
Mediacom
832
822 or 833
Muscatine Power & Water
736
67
 
St. Louis
 
Bally Sports Midwest
Bally Sports Midwest Plus
AT&T TV
671
671-1
AT&T U-verse
1748
1747
Cable America
525
22
Consolidated
525
181
DirecTV
671
671-1
Fidelity
454 or 261
472
Grafton Technologies
77
789
Highland Communications
550
551
HomeTel
1055
1196
HTC Communications
1076
1077
Madison Communications
724
 26
Spectrum
824
826
Vast (New Wave)
210
208
Wabash Communications
370
371

Sporting KC on live streaming TV services

Bally Sports Kansas City is available on live streaming service AT&T TV. It can be found on the Choice package and above.

Sporting KC on Bally Sports Midwest in Mid-Missouri, Iowa and St. Louis

Regionally televised Sporting KC matches are available to fans in mid-Missouri and Iowa. Some matches will air on Bally Sports Midwest, while others will appear on Bally Sports Midwest Plus. When there are programming conflicts with other live major league sports, matches may air on a separate channel.

Sporting KC in-market streaming on FOX Sports GO and the Bally Sports app

If you receive Sporting KC telecasts on Bally Sports Kansas City as part of your TV subscription, you can stream the games on the FOX Sports GO app and at FOXSportsGO.com. To stream games, you need to sign in to the app with your pay-TV provider user ID and password. The app is an extension of your pay-TV service that you get at home. It allows viewers to watch on the best available screen, at home or on the go. FOX Sports GO will continue to provide live streaming while the all-new Bally Sports app rolls out. Once the Bally Sports app becomes widely available, the FOX Sports GO app will update to the all-new Bally Sports app.

Sporting KC telecasts in Oklahoma

Sporting KC matches may be available to stream in Oklahoma on FOX Sports GO and the new Bally Sports app.

Sporting KC telecasts on national TV

Select Sporting KC matches air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, FS1, FOX, FOX Deportes and Univision as part of MLS’ national television packages.

Watching outside of the Sporting KC TV territory

Major League Soccer designates geographic territories to which each team can show its regionally-televised games. The areas listed above are within the Sporting KC TV territory. Sporting KC supporters outside of the team’s TV territory may wish to view games via MLS’ out-of-market package on ESPN+.

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