Updated: February 6, 2013

Shawnee Mission District Stadium To Host a Minimum of 11 Games

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS – FC Kansas City, of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), announced today their primary home for the 2013 season.  Shawnee Mission District Stadium, located in northern Overland Park, Kansas, will be the home for the “Blues” as they play 11 Regular Season games and one exhibition game (date and opponent to be announced) in their inaugural season.  The 6,150 seat stadium, with seating on both sides of the field, will be the third largest capacity stadium in the NWSL, behind only the Portland Thorns’ Jeld-Wen Stadium (20,438) and Sahlen’s Stadium (13,768), home of the Western New York Flash.

Shawnee Mission District Director of Athletics, Rusty Newman, said, “The Shawnee Mission School District and the entire soccer community are happy to host the NWSL and FC Kansas City in what we believe to be one of the finer stadiums in the Midwest.”

“The Blues need a home that accommodates our ever-growing fan base,” said FC Kansas City President, Brian Budzinski.  “We’ve received tremendous interest from the Greater Kansas City metropolitan community and the surrounding Midwestern states.  This region has shown an incredible commitment to professional soccer and we feel that Shawnee Mission District Stadium will provide the perfect venue for the 2013 NWSL season.”

Shawnee Mission District Stadium Quick Facts
Location: 7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park, KS
Capacity: 6,150
Opened in 2006, replacing original Shawnee Mission Stadium built in the 1950s

The team also announced today the structure and pricing for season tickets.  In addition to reduced pricing, season ticket holders will receive benefits such as Ticket Exchange and Merchandise Discounts.  Fans will be able to purchase reserved seating along the Front Row and Elite sections of the stadium.  There will also be a reserved “Supporter’s Section” along the south-east section of the stands.  All other seats will be General Admission.  Season tickets are available for sale immediately, with priority given to those who have already placed their deposits for the upcoming season.  Single game tickets will go on sale at a later date.

Season Ticket Prices:
Reserved Front Row:

Until February 28, 2013 - $225.00
After February 28, 2013 - $255.00

Elite Section:
Until February 28, 2013 - $180.00
After February 28, 2013 - $200.00

General Admission:
Until February 28, 2013 - $135.00
After February 28, 2013 - $150.00

Fans can purchase tickets immediately by calling the FC Kansas City ticket office at 855.4KC.GOAL (855.452.4625) or by emailing tickets@fckansascity.com.  The FC Kansas City ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm.