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Sporting ParkSporting Park, Kansas City, Kan., will be the site of the MLS All-Star game at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.
The eyes of the world are on Kansas City, Kan., today, says the KCK Convention and Visitors Bureau, as the MLS All-Star game comes to Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN and will be seen internationally in nearly 200 countries, said MLS Commissioner Dan Garber at Tuesday’s community day activities.
The MLS All-Star game starts at 8:25 p.m. at Sporting Park in the Village West area of Kansas City, Kan.
There are plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved in the soccer celebration, even if they don’t have tickets to the game, according to the CVB.
Two watch parties are planned in Kansas City, Kan., one at Kansas City Kansas Community College and the other at The Legends Outlets.
The Kansas City T-Bones baseball team will play a game at noon, and activity at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway, which is close to the soccer stadium, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The T-Bones will welcome soccer players from FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League and members of the Missouri Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League to the T-Bones game on July 31 against the Laredo Lemurs. The group will sign autographs.
The giant inflated 30-foot All-Star soccer jersey will be located from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Legends community soccer celebration
The Legends Outlets Shopping Center, next to Sporting Park, will hold a community soccer celebration from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the center courtyard of The Legends, 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. There will be a free concert by The Zeros, a rock band, in the center courtyard area. This event also will include face painting, a balloon artist and giveaways.
Official MLS celebration
The official MLS All-Star soccer celebration will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nebraska Furniture Mart parking lot, 1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
The giant All-Star soccer jersey will be located at this soccer celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 31.
Community Family Soccer Festival watch party at KCKCC
A family-oriented watch party will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 31 at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave.
The watch party at KCKCC will include youth soccer activities starting at 5 p.m. on the new KCKCC soccer field, live entertainment by the band, Tropical Azul, as well as concessions, giveaways and a mini-family expo. Those attending may watch the MLS All-Star game on the big screen at 8:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned KCKCC gymnasium.
Watch party at Dave and Buster’s
A watch party will be held from 5 p.m. to close July 31 at Dave and Buster’s, 1843 Village West Parkway in The Legends Outlets. It will be for an older crowd. Several other establishments at The Legends also are planning watch parties.
MLS All-Star soccer game
The All-Star soccer game, with MLS All-Stars vs. AS Roma, an Italian team, is scheduled to start at 8:25 p.m. July 31 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
For more information on events related to the All-Star game, see VisitKansasCityKS.com/allstar.