Sports in Kansas City

Kansas City has 3 major professional teams currently and has had a sports team in all 5 of the major sports at one time or another.  Kansas City no longer enjoys an NBA franchise, but did have the Kings franchise from 1978-1985, before they left for Sacramento, CA.  Kansas City also had an NHL franchise from 1974-1976 called the Kansas City Scouts, before they moved to Colorado, and are now the New Jersey Devils.

Kansas City does have a Major League Soccer team, named Sporting Kansas City.  That team was founded in 1996 ans the Kansas City Wizards, and currently plays in the venue of Children’s Mercy Park.  Kansas City has won the MLS Cup twice, in 2000 and 2013.

Kansas City’s National Football League team is the Kansas City Chiefs.  The Chiefs were originally an AFL team which began in 1962, and moved from Dallas to Kansas City in 1963.  The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFL title in 1966, but losing Super Bowl 1 to the Green Bay Packers.  The Kansas City Chiefs did win their first and only championship with a win in Super Bowl IV over the Minnesota Vikings.

Kansas City’s Major League Baseball team is the Kansas City Royals.  The Royals began their first season in Kansas City in 1969, after a long history of baseball in Kansas City that included the Kansas City Monarchs (a professional Negro League Team) from 1920-1955.  Then the Kansas City Athletics wither the first Major League Baseball team arriving in 1955 and leaving for Oakland in 1967.  The Kansas City Royals have made it to 4 World Series and have won 2 of them in 1985 and 2015.  They also made it to the World Series losing in 1980 and 2014.

Kansas City also has other current teams to include the Kansas City Comets, Kansas City Mavericks, Kansas City T-Bones, Kansas City Tornados, Kansas City Phantoms, and the Swope Park Rangers.  These teams are professional teams, but not major league teams.

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