LIVESTRONG Becomes First Nonprofit to Entitle a Professional Sports Stadium
With regards to its imaginative way to deal with charitable administration, LIVESTRONG today reported that it has banded together with Kansas City-based Sporting Club to name its stadium and occasion complex “LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.”
Sporting Club, the parent association of Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, will have an assortment of games and excitement occasions at the new stadium, including all home matches for the soccer group.
Through this remarkable organization, fans will join the battle against growth each time they bolster their groups or appreciate noteworthy exhibitions at the scene.
It’s a brand of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, made in 1997 by the tumor survivor and top dog bicycle rider to serve individuals living with malignancy and engage groups to make a move. For the length of the understanding, a segment of all stadium incomes, including ticket deals and concessions, will finance the establishment’s support work.
The association will likewise help dispatch the improvement of nearby onkological survivors administrations to the Kansas inhabitants.
“LIVESTRONG is regarded to convey its main goal to Kansas City through LIVESTRONG Sporting Park,” said Lance Armstrong, malignancy survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG originator and executive director.
“Proficient games give an intense vehicle to influence positive change on the planet. LIVESTRONG’s organization with Sporting Club gives us an imaginative chance to propel the tumor battle in this area and we are anxious to begin.”
“Games are a binding together constrain in uniting individuals,” said Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG president and CEO. “LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is something beyond a stadium – it’s the principal athletic setting on the planet with a social change mission and offers a perfect field to champion the malignancy cause.”
The Lance Armstrong Foundation persistently searches out inventive business systems and organizations that will facilitate its central goal to serve individuals influenced by tumor and engage them to make a move.
LIVESTRONG‘s wearing and athletic legacy make for a characteristic association with Sporting Club and give an exceptional chance to these associations to spread growth mindfulness all through the Kansas City people group.
“We’re glad for Kansas Citys history as a humanitarian pioneer and we trust that this inventive organization proceeds with that heritage,” said Robb Heineman, CEO of Sporting Club. “The battle against disease is being pursued around the globe, each hour of consistently.
So while the battle doesn’t invest significant time for excitement, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park furnishes each of us with the chance to remain engaged with the reason and praise a large number of those things worth battling for – the help of group, the excite of triumph and occasions that unite all of us.”
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park will situate 18,500 for soccer and 25,000 for shows. The $200 million stadium will be a standout amongst the most mechanically progressed stadiums in the United States and will concentrate on fan involvement through WiFi Access, different themed club situations, an IP broadcasting company and a participation proclivity stage. What’s more, the stadium and going with occasion complex will likewise be 100 percent tobacco free.
For more information about the stadium, please visit www.LIVESTRONGSportingPark.com.
About LIVESTRONG The Lance Armstrong Foundation
LIVESTRONG serves individuals influenced by malignancy and enables them to make a move against the world’s driving reason for death. Made as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by growth survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the association is presently known openly by its effective image – LIVESTRONG – and is a pioneer in the worldwide development for the benefit of 28 million individuals around the globe living with disease today.
Known for its notorious yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has turned into an image of expectation and motivation to individuals influenced by tumor around the globe. Since its origin, the association has raised more than $400 million for the battle against tumor.
About Sporting Club
Brandishing Club is claimed by a gathering of nearby Kansas City business and group pioneers included Neal Patterson, Cliff Illig, Pat Curran, Greg Maday and Robb Heineman. Its lead Major League Soccer property, Sporting Kansas City, is the main privately claimed proficient games group in the city and the club prides itself on its dedication and imaginative vision to give elite amusement and buyer encounters.
Brandishing Club bought the group from the Hunt Sports Group in 2006, and under their course have opened a world-class preparing focus at Swope Park, put vigorously in the Sporting Kansas City Juniors Development Academy, and brought a portion of the best groups from around the globe to play in Kansas City, including Manchester United, Chivas Guadalajara and the U.S. Men’s National Team.
Established in 1996 as a unique sanction individual from Major League Soccer, Sporting Kansas City enters its sixteenth season in 2011 with a best in class, $200 million or more stadium to open in June and the dispatch of a noteworthy participation display that will change the way an expert games group associates with its supporters. For more data on Sporting Club, visit SportingKC.com.