The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team, Kansas City Current has signed an extension with the online ticket technology platform, SeatGeek.
Following the extension, the club is all set to open the first women’s soccer-specific stadium in 2024 with the assistance of SeatGeek. The ticketing platform and the club first came into the association in 2022.
Currently, the Children’s Mercy Park serves as the home stadium for the Current. The new stadium will cost around $117m to the team.
SeatGeek is a mobile-based ticket platform that helps users to buy and sell tickets for live sports, concerts, and theatre events. The company was founded in 2009 by Jack Groetzinger and Russell D’Souza in New York. The company has partnerships with eight MLS clubs, 10 United Soccer League clubs, and half of the Premier League (PL).
Alison Howard, President, Kansas City Current, said, “As we prepare for our move to the first stadium purpose-built for a women’s professional soccer team, we want technology that fits the fans in 2023 and caters to our fans in 2024 and beyondWe’ve heard great feedback from our supporters about SeatGeek’s app, and we will continue to build on that technology in our own app to level up the matchday experience.”
Jeff Lanello, Executive Vice President of Client Partnerships at SeatGeek, said, “The end-to-end user experience for fans has been overlooked for too long and a lot of the innovation in this area is coming from women’s sports. Our goal is to help the Current make its new stadium a model for fan-friendly innovation by starting with technology first. We can’t wait to make history with the Current in 2024 and beyond.”