This week, FastCompany.com named Sporting Kansas City the fourth most innovative sports company in the world.
"For enhancing the stadium experience with digital amenities. This Major League Soccer team’s new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park sets a new standard with a reliable network for surfing, a rarity in parks and stadiums, along with individual access to replays and clever apps and features to get fans involved (predicting the action, tweeting messages to the Jumbotron). The club, the first to name its venue after a nonprofit, launched a business consulting other teams on making their venues more tech-enabled."
Sporting Kansas City joined companies such as ESPN (#5), MLB Advanced Media (#2), and the National Football League (#1). The only other sports team on the list was the Dallas Mavericks (#6).
FastCompany.com wrote a feature piece on Sporting Innovations in January detailing the many features of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park that enhance the fans' experience at a soccer match.