PARTY PLAN LIKE A PRO: Here’s the Scouting Report on Kansas City’s Sports-Related Event Spaces

Planning an event, but you want something different? Something that will create lasting memories for your guests. We’ve all been to hotel and conference center galas, weddings, corporate meetings, etc., and while they are lovely, no amount of flowers or centerpieces really make the venue memorable.

How about embracing Kansas City’s love of sports and go all out with a sports-related venue. Listed below are some amazing spaces that provide an exceptional and unusual place to have your corporate event, fundraiser, or personal celebration.

Arrowhead Stadium

Location: East  
One Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64129 
Capacity: 10 - 1,200

Arrowhead offers more than 20 great spaces with multiple room options. Many of the spaces offer spectacular 360 degree views of the playing field and the Kansas City skyline, as well as added luxury amenities like fireside lounge seating, custom bars, uniquely themed rooms, in-room state of the art audio and visual systems, new contemporary decor and convenient escalators, elevators and street access to your space. Levy

If Chiefs Kingdom rules in your world, check out the above link to get a clear view of the types of spaces available. They even have an event space virtual tour.

Press Box and Lounge Source: Kansas City Chiefs

Kauffman Stadium

Location: East 
1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

Capacity: 25 - 6,000

Does your group love baseball? Then Kauffman Stadium has all the options for you. Whether you have a small or large group - this facility can find the right space for your event. Feel like a Kansas City celebrity in The George Brett Lounge - perfect for your small private party. The Kauffman Boardroom is just the right size and atmosphere for a corporate executive meeting. The Cboe Crown Club is the perfect setting for that special dinner or wedding reception. Kauffman Stadium can even accommodate trade shows and huge events in its Outfield Concourse. Aramark Catering provides many food options, so it’s an easy solution for any event planner.

Crown Club at Kauffman Stadium. Source: Kanas City Royals

Sporting KC
Location: West and Downtown
Capacity: 40 - 5,000

With 19 unique event spaces across three Kansas City venues, Sporting Club Events is sure to have a space to suit your event needs. Whether an intimate gathering, corporate meeting, or large gala, Sporting KC will work with you to make your event exactly what you want. Below you will hear about their three different locations.

Children's Mercy Park (Sporting KC)
Location: West
1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

Children’s Mercy Park’s beautiful and state-of-the-art facility provides many options for your special event. The Pitch, Toyota Plaza, The Victory Suite and the Locker Room & Player Lounge are just a select few of the areas available for events. Image yourself a famous Kansas City celebrity in one of those comfy chairs.

Locker Room & Player Lounge. Source: Sporting KC

Pinnacle National Development Center (Sporting KC)
Location: West 
1913 Pinnacle Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

The state-of-the-art Pinnacle National Development Center is the new, expansive training home of Sporting Kansas City, capable of hosting clubs and national teams from around the world thanks to its stunning facilities and countless cutting-edge amenities.

Located near the Legends, this one year old facility can accommodate anything from large to small gatherings.

Pinnacle Event Space. Source: Sporting Kansas City

Three Points (Sporting KC)

1511 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
Location: Downtown
Capacity: 150

Location. Location. Location. This rooftop lounge is the city’s most exclusive downtown event spaces with a spectacular 360 degree view of KC’s most notable landmarks, including its neighbor the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. This gorgeous space has a wrap around patio with fire pits, a retractable glass wall, and a custom video wall.

Three Points wrap around patio. Source: Sporting Kansas City

The College Basketball Experience

Location: Downtown
1401 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Capacity: 1,500

If March Madness has given you the fever to throw a party, The College Basketball Experience, located next to the Sprint Center, is the place to do it. If you want a dynamic, hi-tech environment, look no further.

The atmosphere of this place just creates excitement, and from that, the ideas for truly different events jump to mind. Every thought of a giant watch party? They can make it happen by transforming their center court and using three huge presentation screens. If you’d like to plan a disco for your guests, CBE’s $1.5 million lighting system, high end sound system, and even a fog machine will take your event hard in the paint.

Plus you have access to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame with over 20 interactive exhibits.

Plan your watch party for any sport. Source: The College Basketball Experience

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Location: 18th and Vine District
1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 
Capacity: 125

For a unique and historical experience consider the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Imagine your group on the Field of Legends, the centerpiece of the museum featuring 10 life-sized bronze sculptures of Negro Leagues greats positioned on a mock baseball diamond as if they were playing a game. This is a great place to spot Kansas City celebrities too.

The very friendly and helpful staff is more than willing to work with you to make your event special. At this special place you can use their caterer or bring in your own licensed caterer - a rare option.  They offer full bar  and will work with you on any package you’d like to put together for your event.

Access to the museum is included as part of your package.

Field of Legends. Source: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Kansas Speedway
Location: West
400 Speedway Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111

Kansas Speedway, named a 2017 Best Banquet Facility by the Kansas City Business Journal, hosts over 200 events per year.

Hosting an event at Kansas Speedway offers your organization a customizable space and experience, with over 50,000 square feet of available event space. Many unique areas available for rent include the race track, pit area, concourse, garages, and even the President’s Suite.

The Kansas Speedway is perfect for Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Concerts, Car Shows, or whatever amazing venture you have planned.

Large Event at the Speedway. Source: Kansas Speedwa

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