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Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby pash » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:29 pm

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby Highlander » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:51 am

Besides tennis and skiing, soccer is the only women's sport that I really enjoy watching. World Cup is always interesting as the US team (unlike the men) is usually competitive. I have to wonder where they will play and what kind of crowds they will come out to support. Another venue for Village West?

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby kboish » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:49 pm

I think this is great. I really wonder where they'll play? If the TIF financing for field in Swope doesn't get snuffed out they could build something smallish there. Or would there be enough demand to just go ahead and play at Livestrong. It may not sellout...but decent attendance may warrant it. Plus they could make packages with Sporting Season Tix holders.

I'm really hoping we get some kind of lacrosse team in the future. Prefer outdoor, but would take either.
I know they held some big camps at Livestrong this past summer.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby TheBigChuckbowski » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:41 am

I would think they'd play at UMKC or Rockhurst way before building something.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby pash » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:15 pm

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby kboish » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:44 am

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/02/06/4051947/fc-kansas-city-will-play-home.html

Home games to played at SM North.

At least 11 of those 12 matches will be played at SM North District Stadium, which holds 6,150, making it the third-largest capacity stadium in the eight-team league, behind Portland and Western New York.
In anticipation of a larger crowd for the season opener on April 13, Budzinski said the team is still mulling its options for the site of its inaugural game. More than 1,000 season tickets have already been sold, Budzinski said.
FC Kansas City also engaged in discussions with Sporting Park and UMKC. The team ultimately signed a one-year lease with SM North District Stadium. It will pay about $3,000 per game to play there, Budzinski said.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby KCMax » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:16 pm

So apparently the league had a draft, and the team has players from the NWSL dispersal draft.

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/18/40 ... fense.html

FC KC Roster:

http://www.fckansascity.com/roster/

NWSL Team Rosters:

http://espn.go.com/espnw/8857360/nation ... lege-draft

Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo play for Seattle. Abby Wamback plays for Western NY. Alex Morgan plays for Portland.

Julie Foudy says KC has the 2nd best team

http://espn.go.com/espnw/commentary/883 ... allocation

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby chaglang » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:20 pm

How were the USWNT players assigned? Doesn't seem like a concidence that Rapinoe, Solo, and Morgan all ended up in the PacNW.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby bobbyhawks » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:46 pm

So, does the KC women's soccer team, located in a suburban High School football stadium, now have the most centralized location of our professional sports teams?

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby KCMax » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:55 pm

bobbyhawks wrote:So, does the KC women's soccer team, located in a suburban High School football stadium, now have the most centralized location of our professional sports teams?


Ha! There is an indoor football team playing at Kemper next year I think.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby KCMax » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:43 am

So Portland is drawing insane crowds of 13-17,000 fans per game, but FC Kansas City is second in the league with about 4,500 fans per game which seems pretty good to me. Much of the rest of the league is really struggling in attendance at around 1,500 - 2,500 fans per game.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby kboish » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:37 pm

I was reading through Heinman's tweets (SKC CEO) and he wrote this next to a pic of the new swope fields

New stadium field going in at swope. Beautiful....what say u #fckc ?


That sounds like an invite for them to begin playing there next year, no?

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby KCMax » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:03 am

FC Kansas City to play at UMKC the next two years. UMKC will expand seating to 3,200

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b ... field.html

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby kcjak » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:55 am

KCMax wrote:FC Kansas City to play at UMKC the next two years. UMKC will expand seating to 3,200

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b ... field.html


That's a pretty huge deal for UMKC to have capacity expanding from 800 to 3,2000...on someone else's dime. But I'm puzzled why FCKC would pay for an expansion to 3,200 when the Shawnee Mission North location averaged around 4,500 fans per match. Dispute with the school district?

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby KCMax » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:57 am

kcjak wrote:
KCMax wrote:FC Kansas City to play at UMKC the next two years. UMKC will expand seating to 3,200

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b ... field.html


That's a pretty huge deal for UMKC to have capacity expanding from 800 to 3,2000...on someone else's dime. But I'm puzzled why FCKC would pay for an expansion to 3,200 when the Shawnee Mission North location averaged around 4,500 fans per match. Dispute with the school district?


They mentioned they liked having a soccer-specific stadium, and being in the center of the city.

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby shinatoo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:32 am

pash wrote:FC Kansas City upsets Seattle to win the NWSL championship. KC clubs are now the reigning champions of the country's top men's, women's, and indoor soccer leagues.


They were talking about that on ESPN FC last night. Got a reverse regionalism when they said that Sporting Park was in Missouri.
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Re: Women's pro soccer in KC

Postby chaglang » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:15 pm

What's happened to soccer in St. Louis? For years it was a hotbed and fueled SLU's 10 national championships. Kansas City seems to have completely eclipsed it.


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