Today, Sporting Kansas City announced that Google Fiber will be the club’s official internet service provider under a new three-year partnership that will run through the 2024 Major League Soccer season.
Google Fiber will be the presenting partner for Sporting Kansas City’s local broadcast streams on SportingKC.com and the Sporting KC mobile app in 2022, and Google Fiber will also be the presenting partner for mobile ordering at Children’s Mercy Park on game days from SportingKC.
Sports fans will have access to a stadium “fast lane” sponsored by Google Fiber when attending games at Children’s Mercy Park. The fast lane will provide expedited entry via an exclusive lane for all fans looking to enter the match without a bag of any kind.
The multifaceted partnership between Sporting Kansas City and Google Fiber will be highly visible to fans with the integration of the Google Fiber brand on the Sporting KC app, SportingKC.com and digital screens throughout Children’s Mercy Park. Google Fiber will have the opportunity to further showcase the partnership with activations at Mazuma Plaza at Children’s Mercy Park and as an official kit sponsor for a Sporting Kansas City Academy Affiliate, in addition to branding at Compass Minerals Sporting Fields. , Central Bank Sporting Complex and Swipe Football Village.
In 2011, Kansas City became the first of 17 Google Fiber metropolitan areas across the country. Google Fiber now serves Brookside, Northland, Overland Park, Argentina, Lee’s Summit, Olathe, Raymore and many other neighborhoods and municipalities in the metro area. Google Fiber Spaces is located near Westport and Zona Rosa in Kansas City, as well as a kiosk inside Oak Park Mall.
Google Fiber’s commitment and impact to the local community is evidenced by several flagship initiatives, including providing free gigabit internet access to families in eight public housing communities and hundreds of other neighborhood to help people access online resources. Additionally, Google Fiber has promoted digital literacy skills and programs with the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, in conjunction with the Nonprofit Technology Network, and several other partnerships with local nonprofits.