New Kansas City Stadium Offers Limited Parking

Unlike many sports arenas surrounded by seas of concrete, the new CPKC Stadium has parking for just 2,000 vehicles, hoping most sports fans will arrive by transit.

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February 27, 2024, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

CPKC sports stadium under construction in Kansas City, Missouri.

CPKC Stadium under construction in Kansas City, Missouri. | elisfkc2, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons / CPKC Stadium under construction

“CPKC Stadium, the new venue where the KC Current will play, can seat 11,500 fans but will only have parking available for 2,000 vehicles,” reports Mike Hendricks for the Kansas City Star, an unusual move for a major sports stadium.

The limited parking is a feature, not a bug, Hendricks adds. “Rather, the presumption from the beginning was that many fans would arrive by public bus, shuttle buses from remote parking locations, ride share services, bicycles and on foot, according to a 64-page traffic study dated last May.” However, a planned streetcar extension to the stadium has been delayed by as much as two years, and a route from the nearest streetcar stop lacks a sidewalk.

The article points out that the limited parking “was never a secret,” and the master plan calls for more parking and mixed-use structures in the area.

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