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Your guide to sports teams in Kansas City

From the Kansas City Chiefs to the Kansas City Comets, we’re sharing all details of KC’s sports teams.

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Whether you’re a sports fanatic — or just look good in red and gold — when it comes to sports, Kansas City has no shortage of teams to support. Our city is home to some of the most loyal fans in the country — they even set the record for loudest stadium in the world.

In this guide, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about KC sports. Whether you’re already a devoted Sporting KC fan or you’re new to the area, we hope it can serve as a valuable resource.

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🏈 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) | Est. 1963

From their iconic stadium to their recent Super Bowl appearances (and wins), the Chiefs Kingdom has been loud and proud for decades. After formerly playing in Dallas, TX as the Texans for two years in the American Football League, owner Lamar Hunt moved the team to Kansas City, and the rest is history. Fun fact: the Chiefs have the most championship wins in the AFL’s short existence.

Where they play: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

  • Capacity: 76,416
  • Arrowhead is known as the loudest stadium in football, breaking a Guinness World Record in 2014 after reaching 142.2 decibels during a game against the New England Patriots.

Mascot: KC Wolf

  • KC Wolf was introduced to the Chiefs Kingdom fans in 1989.
  • The mascot is also famous without the fur. Dan Meers, the man inside the suit, averages 150+ speaking engagements each year across the US.

Team colors: Red and gold

  • While there is technically no official background as to why the Chiefs sport red and gold, it is rumored that Lamar Hunt originally wanted Columbia blue and orange. The owner of the Houston Oilers claimed the blue before Hunt, leaving the Texans (later Chiefs) to land on the colors we see today.
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Major accomplishments:

  • The team not only made appearances in three of the last four Super Bowls, but they won two (2020 and 2023).
  • Quarterback Patrick Mahomes won two regular season MVP awards and two Super Bowl MVP awards since his start in 2018.
  • Andy Reid is only the third head coach in NFL history with 20 playoff wins.

📅 See the team’s 2023 opponents.

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Kansas City Royals (MLB) | Est. 1969

The Royals were part of an MLB expansion project, growing the league from 20 to 24 teams. KC finished that year with a 69-93 record — the best of the four expansion teams starting that year.

Where they play: Kauffman Stadium

  • Kauffman Stadium opened in 1973, making its mark among other league stadiums with a 322-foot wide water spectacular + iconic crown-shaped facade.
  • The stadium was named after previous owner Ewing M. Kauffman and is often referred to as “The K.”

Mascot: Sluggerrr

  • Sluggerrr (a 6-ft, 9-inch lion) has been hyping up fans since 1996.
  • His hobbies include dancing on the dugouts, launching hot dogs, and hanging with Royals fans.

Team colors: Royal Blue and gold

  • One of the complimentary team colors is a powder blueintroduced in 1973 — and is frequently used on merchandise and jerseys.
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Major accomplishments:

📅 Sneak peek at the team’s upcoming season.

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Sporting Kansas City (MLS) | Est. 1995

Sporting Kansas City’s history goes back 28 years. The club was originally known as the Kansas City Wizards (DYK the OG name was just Wiz?) before getting the name we know today in 2010. Sporting joined in on the decade of winning Kansas City sports teams (the 2010s), bringing home its second and most recent MLS Cup championship in 2013.

Where they play: Children’s Mercy Park

  • Children’s Mercy Park officially opened in June 2011, making the $200+ million venue an official part of the Soccer Capital of America.
  • The stadium can hold 18,467 fans for soccer games and 25,000 for concerts.

Mascot: Blue the Dog

  • Blue the Dog is available for community appearances — find out more here.

Team colors: Sporting blue, dark indigo, and lead

  • The team’s primary logo features the Kansas-Missouri state line with “sporting blue” stripes on the Kansas side and an interlocking “SC” on the “Missouri” side.
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Major accomplishments:

  • Sporting KC has four US Open Cup titles: 2017, 2015, 2012, and 2004.
  • The team brought home the Supporters’ Shield during the 2000 regular season — the same season they won their other MLS Cup.
  • Peter Vermes is the longest-tenured head coach in MLS history and the fourth-winningest coach in the league with 183 career regular season victories.

📅 Check out the team’s upcoming matches.

Kansas City Current (NWSL) | Est. 2020

The National Women’s Soccer League announced an expansion franchise to KC in 2020. The club later announced official branding as the Current ahead of the 2021 season. KC is also building the first dedicated stadium for professional women’s sports in the world at Berkley Riverfront.

Where they play: Children’s Mercy Park

Team colors: Teal, Heartland red, and storm blue

  • The team crest features a river current (get it?) and two stars to represent Kansas and Missouri.
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Major accomplishments:

  • The team made it to the NWSL championship game in only its second season.
  • Its state-of-the-art stadium is set to open in 2024, making history for women’s sports.

📅 Check out the team’s 2023 season.

🏒 Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL) | Est. 2009

The Mavericks are the longest tenured and consecutively operating professional hockey team in the history of Kansas City. The team is the ECHL affiliate for the NHL’s Seattle Kraken and AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds.

Where they play: Cable Dahmer Arena

  • The arena opened in November 2009 as the home of the Mavericks, plus a performance venue for concerts and events.
  • Games at the arena can seat 5,800 fans.

Mascot: Mac the Maverick

  • Giddy-up and bring Mac out for a public appearance — find out more here.

Team colors: Black, Mavs Orange, gray, and Iron Mountain

  • The organization refreshed its colors and logo in 2020, eliminating its original powder blue color.
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Major accomplishments:

📅 See the team’s schedule.

🥅 Kansas City Comets (MASL) | Est. 2010

The Comets made their debut in fall 1981, playing their games at R. Crosby Kemper Memorial Arena (aka Kemper Arena) for the MISL. In 1990, the team folded after the season, but arena soccer continued the next year after the Atlanta Attack moved to KC — changing the team name to Kansas City Attack. The team then played in the NPSL, winning two championships in 1993 and 1997. Since then, the team joined the MASL and returned to its original name.

Where they play: Cable Dahmer Arena

  • Sound familiar? The KC Mavericks also call the arena home.

Mascot: Calvin

  • Calvin is the team’s doggo first, mascot second.

Team colors: Red, white, and blue

Major accomplishments:

📅 See the team’s schedule.

🧢 Kansas City Monarchs (American Association) | Est. 1920

Formerly known as the T-Bones, this team plays in the American Association of Professional Baseball, an MLB Partner League. The team played under the name T-Bones from 2003-2019. In 2021, they renamed themselves the Monarchs, hearkening back to KC’s historic Negro Leagues team. The original Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues, which was ultimately disbanded in 1965.

Where they play: Legends Field

  • The facility can hold up to 20,000 people.
  • The field is in the Village West area, neighbors to Children’s Mercy Park and the Kansas Speedway.

Mascot: Monty

  • Monty’s favorite Monarchs player is Jan Hernandez.
  • Monty can be found at local appearances — find out more here.

Team colors: Navy blue, maroon, and cream

  • The team uniforms feature pinstripe home, grey away, and maroon throwback kits to modernize the original team’s look.
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Major accomplishments:

  • The T-Bones won the American Association Championship in 2018.
  • The Monarchs won the American Association Championship in 2021.

📅 Sneak peek at the team’s upcoming season.

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