Kansas City has long been a hub for soccer in the United States. With how good the youth programs are here and how good Sporting Kansas City has been, it's no surprise that KC was up for a World Cup spot. It is now confirmed that KC will play host to matches at Arrowhead when the one of the biggest sporting events in the world comes here in 2026, and it is HUGE news for Kansas City and for soccer fans alike. The revenue and notoriety the World Cup brings is beyond a lot of comparison when it comes to travelling sporting events such as it, and will bring in monumental world recognition.
Not only is this big time for US Soccer, but Kansas City is the smallest of the 16 cities selected, and with the potential to get Rugby World Cup games as well in 2031, we could really show just how big of a sporting culture we have here in KC. It's long been known that we have a excellent fan culture here in our fair city, and it is time to show it to the world. KC BBQ, the fountains, the people, and everything that makes Kansas City great will be presented to a world audience, and I cannot wait to have even just a small piece of the action. This will be a great opportunity to show the world everything we are about here, and will bring in a ton of revenue and recognition. Expect a lot of growth, and anticipate a fantastic showing. Let's welcome the world to Kansas City, and show that we mean business when it comes to our sport culture and the Kansas City lifestyle as a whole. Show the world the world's loudest stadium, the world's best BBQ (Eat your heart out Texas, Memphis, and North Carolina), and some of the world's best people. Congratulations KC, let's make it an event to never forget and let's make it to where they can't help but give us a couple Rugby World Cup games too!
Burn Notice: 10/10 The Liberty Memorial torch is gonna shine extra brightly over these next 4 years.