Kansas City is a popular destination for events, meetings, conventions, and exhibitions – with many events scheduled at the Kansas City Convention Center, Bartle Hall, KCI Expo Center, or the International Trade Center. But after the events of the day come to a conclusion, the city comes alive with music, food, entertainment, and especially, sporting events. Kansas City sports are especially beloved in this vibrant city, so you’ll have plenty of action to take in while you’re here.
A Town for Sports Lovers
Kansas City is a sports-lovers town. With some of the best venues in the nation for professional football, baseball, and soccer, there’s always a side-trip destination in Kansas City for those who love to mix sports with their business travel. So, when planning a trip to Kansas City, you may want to consider hiring a professional destination management company to handle all the details surrounding your event and get your group to the ballpark for a game as well!
Planning to go out in Kansas City? A destination management company can work with your corporate group, company, governmental group, or association to make sure that your visit to Kansas City is both successful and enjoyable for all attendees. And with a destination management company handling all the transportation, ticketing, and food and beverage details, your group can easily take in a game during your visit to KC – without having to worry about any of the arrangements.
When in Kansas City, Take in a Ball Game
- Kansas City Chiefs football, Arrowhead Stadium
- Kansas City Royals baseball, Kauffman Stadium
- Sporting Kansas City soccer, Livestrong Sporting Park
- Kansas City T-Bones baseball, CommunityAmerica Ballpark
- Missouri Mavericks ice hockey, Independence Events Center
- Missouri Comets indoor soccer, Independence Events Center
- Kansas City Command arena football, Sprint Center
Racing fans often enjoy trips to Kansas City because of the recently-constructed Kansas Speedway. This tri-oval race track seats over 81,000 and is home to a number of auto racing events – including three annual NASCAR races (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series). Kansas Speedway is also a race track host for the IndyCar Series.
College Basketball Madness
And if members of your event, meeting, or convention are college basketball fans, keep in mind that Kansas City is one of the homes of the Big 12 Basketball Tournaments. At present, Men’s College Basketball is played at the Sprint Center. At Arrowhead Stadium (home of the KC Chiefs), the Fall Classic rivalry game between Northwest Missouri State University and Pittsburg State University is held each October. Nearby, in Lawrence, Kansas (just 30 miles west of Kansas City), visitors to the KC area can stop in to see the University of Kansas Jayhawks. KU Men’s Basketball is played at the 16,300 capacity Allen Fieldhouse on campus. The KU Football team plays at the 50,000 capacity Memorial Stadium.
Don’t forget! For the sports history buffs, Kansas City is also home to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Hundreds of African-American Baseball artifacts from the 1800s through the 1960s are on display.
Why Kansas City?
Due to its central location in the U.S., Kansas City is a top destination for conventions and corporate events. Let an MTI Events destination manager in KC ensure that your next Kansas City event is a successful occasion. At MTI Events, we can cover all the details and logistics for groups of 10 to 1,000 in Kansas City. Call MTI Events at 800-826-3464 and speak to a KC destination management planner today. And at MTI Events, we also specialize in destination management for Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita, Columbia, and Branson as well!