Monday, March 25, 2024

Kansas City Celebrating Women’s History Month

As many of you know, March is Women’s History Month. It seems very fitting that the CPKC Stadium opened its doors for its first home match on March 16, 2024. The Stadium is the first privately financed stadium purpose-built exclusively for a professional women’s soccer team, the Kansas City Current. The Current were founded in December 2020 as Kansas City’s National Women’s Soccer League team and are owned by Angie Long, Chris Long and our very own Brittany Mahomes, wife to three-time Super Bowl winner and Quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes.

Since its inception, the team has shared baseball stadiums. This year’s National Women’s History Month’s theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The National Women’s History Alliance honor and celebrate women who work for basic inclusion, equality and fairness. The Current and CPKC Stadium is an example of the basic inclusion, equality and fairness that should be celebrated. Kansas City claims the title “Soccer Capital of America” as it has already hosted multiple World Cup qualifying matches, Concacaf Gold Cups and Olympic qualifiers. However, women players didn’t have a locker room and were carpooling to away games.

While entreVIEW isn’t where you look for your sports pages results, the Kansas City Current beat the Portland Thorns, 5-4 in that inaugural match at CPKC Stadium! The Stadium will also host the Big 12 Conference’s women’s soccer tournament in 2024 and 2025.

From bringing home the Lombardi Trophy to hosting six matches in the 2026 World Cup, including a quarter-final, Kansas City is becoming a sports capital and creating women’s equality in such sport. Bravo!

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