The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) will host the Super Falcons in two friendly matches in the United State, the first clash will be played at The Children’s Mercy Park and the second clash will be played at Audi Field.
FCnaija will bring to you some intriguing facts about the venues of these games that would be held on the 3rd and 6th of September respectively in America.
The first match will be held at the Children’s Mercy Park, the stadium is the home of Kansas City in the US National Women’s Soccer League and Sporting Kansas City in the Major League Soccer, the Stadium is located near Kansas Speedway, it was opened in 2011 of season Major League Soccer on the 9th of June precisely.
The stadium capacity for football events is 18,467 seats, which can expand to 25,000 for concerts.
The Stadium has hosted some important matches in the United State of America including the MLS All-Star Game, the United States men’s national soccer team, and the MLS Cup, and is the only stadium to host all three in the same year.
At the international level, the Children’s Mercy Park hosted its first international match with the final Group C matches of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Where Canada was held to a 1-1 draw against Panama, which was followed by the stadium’s first-ever USA match, a 1–0 win over Guadeloupe.
The Children’s Mercy Park hosted its first-ever women’s match when it hosted the United States women’s team in its first match since the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a 1–1 draw with Canada witnessed by a crowd of 16,191.
Children’s Mercy Park played host to the semifinals and final of the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.