UPDATE - Morning Session

Due to overwhelming demand, we’re expanding to morning hours and opening up the pitch for morning timeslots where you may come to take your own photographs between 10am and 1:30pm Monday, May 25 - Thursday, May 28.

Read below to learn more.

Dear Kansas City Class of 2020,

We know the school year didn’t end the way you had envisioned. As you move on to the next chapter in your life, we want to give you and your graduation celebration the moment in the sun it deserves. And an important moment like this deserves an iconic location and a special memory for you and your family.

So we’re opening up Children’s Mercy Park and inviting you, the high school and college senior classes of 2020, to commemorate your graduation with a one-of-a-kind graduation photo from the pitch.


WHAT

Free access to the pitch at Children’s Mercy Park for a graduation photo for the Kansas City graduating class of 2020. Graduates are permitted to bring up to three additional guests to be included in their photos. (Max total group size = 4 persons).

WHEN/WHERE

May 25-28, 10am - 1:30pm
Children’s Mercy Park
1 Sporting Way
Kansas City, KS 66111

All Slots Filled - May 25

All Slots Filled - May 26

All Slots Filled - May 27

All Slots Filled - May 28

HOW

Sign up for a five minute time slot via the registration form below, and you will receive a follow-up email
with detailed information.
Registration is first-come, first-served.
For more information, see the FAQ below the registration form.


FAQ

Consider this Sporting KC and UMB’s graduation gift to the Kansas City class of 2020. There are absolutely no costs to participate.

Friday, May 29 has been set aside specifically for Sporting KC Season Ticket Members and their 2020 graduates. If you are a Sporting STM, contact your Members Services Representative for more information on your exclusive day. Interested in Sporting KC Season Tickets? Visit https://www.sportingkc.com/tickets/season-tickets to learn more.

  1. Register for a timeslot using the form above. Make sure you’ve selected a date AND time. If no times are showing, it means that day is completely booked.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with your registration details and a confirmation code.
  3. If we need any more details from you, we’ll reach out directly
  4. Check in on your day, 30 minutes before your time slot

Parking is available in the old Lonestar parking lot at the corner of Village West Parkway and France Family Drive. Participants are asked to check in at the Budweiser Brew House 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

Morning session participants will have a 5-minute time period to capture their photo(s) with Sporting Kansas City’s official photographers.

Social distancing protocols will be in place for all attendees and staff. We ask that all in your party wear a mask until stationed on the field in final preparation for your photograph.

Individuals may only sign up for one timeslot, however a registrant is permitted to bring up to three additional guests to be included in their graduation photo. Please do not arrive with a larger party than four (4) persons.

Sharp or piercing shoes such as heels or cleats may be worn for the photograph, but guests will be asked to remove them while walking to and from the photo spot, in order to maintain the condition of the grass on the pitch. We suggest bringing a second pair of non-piercing shoes for the walk in that instance.

Caps and/or gowns are not required. It’s your photograph, wear what you feel comfortable in and want to remember!

Sporting Kansas City will share a download link with all participants on or before Monday, June 1.

In the event of adverse weather, you will be notified via email at 8am the day of your scheduled shoot as to our rescheduling policy.

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please contact Brenna Lane (blane@sportingkc.com) at least 24 hours prior to your registered time.

In order to provide for substantial time for each graduate and maintain the pristine condition of the field, a limited number of time slots are available. Time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sporting will be monitoring special conditions such as fan interest, weather, and field condition throughout the event and will update this site and via social media if changes are made to the overall schedule and amount of spots available.

Please contact Brenna Lane (blane@sportingkc.com) with any other questions.