Sporting Kansas City plans a victory party tonight at the Power and Light District in Kansas City, Mo.
The main celebration is the Open Cup medal ceremony and trophy presentation at 6:30 p.m. Friday on the KC Live! Block stage. Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes is expected to speak, and the Sporting KC players will receive the trophy.
There is also a 4 to 6 p.m. celebration Friday at the No Other Pub in the Power and Light District.
Sporting KC defeated the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, on Wednesday at Children’s Mercy Park to become the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champions.
Piper High School – volleyball vs. Turner
– Piper varsity won 3-0 (17, 16, 12)
– Piper JV won 2-0 (10, 23)
– Piper 9th won 2-0 (8, 10)
Piper High School – soccer vs. Shawnee Mission North
– Varsity won 3-0
– From Doug Key, Piper High School activities director
Kansas City, Mo., could be part of a group putting in a bid for hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup at Arrowhead Stadium.
It will be one of 49 stadiums located in and around 44 cities that could be considered for inclusion in an official bid sent to FIFA by March 16, 2008, according to a statement from the group today. Arrowhead Stadium holds more than 76,000 people.
The group, the United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada, has sent requests asking selected cities to declare their interest by Sept. 5 to take part in the bid process.
The bid committee will narrow the list to 20 to 25 cities that will be submitted to FIFA, according to the announcement.
For more information, see www.sportingkc.com/post/2017/08/15/kansas-city-among-cities-vying-host-2026-world-cup-matches.