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Messi & Taylor Swift: Sporting KC Shifts Messi’s Match to Arrowhead Stadium”

Sporting KC moves Inter Miami’s match with Lionel Messi to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs and Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.

On Monday afternoon, Sporting Kansas City announced that they are relocating the April 13 match to Arrowhead Stadium, where they expect to play it in front of over 76,000 fans. This is a significant increase from their usual venue, Children’s Mercy Park, which accommodates 18,000+ spectators. The club anticipates that Messi and the Herons will attract a record-breaking crowd for a soccer match in the state.

Sporting Kansas City president Jake Reid said: “This match has generated an unprecedented amount of interest since Major League Soccer released our schedule less than three weeks ago. We believe this will be the biggest event in Kansas City this spring and we are proud to partner with Arrowhead Events to provide an incredible experience for our fans and our team. The opportunity to host this match, which is set to be Lionel Messi’s first MLS match in the Midwest, at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is especially exciting as our region prepares to host Copa America matches this summer and FIFA World Cup matches in 2026.

Messi will face SKC in April at Arrowhead Stadium

Mark Donovan, The Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Events President said: “The Arrowhead Events team is excited to open up GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to host our friends from Sporting KC for their match against Inter Miami CF this spring. The venue remains one of the top destinations and experiences for fans of all sports. The interest and demand for this match is extremely high, and we know that both clubs, their supporters, and viewers will enjoy experiencing this unique soccer match played at the home of the Chiefs.”

In 2023, Messi’s allure attracted Hollywood A-listers and even notable figures like Prince Harry, who emerged to witness the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner in action for the Herons. With SKC shifting the match to the Chiefs’ venue, there’s a possibility that some of the most prominent stars from across the USA will attend the contest. The upcoming match garners high anticipation, particularly in light of Sporting’s remarkable season, which featured a decisive victory over the top-seeded St. Louis CITY SC in the first round of the MLS playoffs, propelling them to the Western Conference semi-finals.

The Herons kick off their preseason on January 19 with a match against the El Salvador national team, while Sporting initiates their preparations for the 2024 campaign in the upcoming weeks. Newly signed Luis Suarez aims to integrate into the squad during this period before Inter Miami sets off on a ‘world tour’ in anticipation of the new season.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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