Kansas City is major league in every respect, and its fame as a sports city is well deserved. Boasting eight professional sports franchises, Kansas City offers a wide variety of sports action—both spectator and participant—certain to satisfy anyone's interest.

The Kansas City Chiefs, the 1970 Super Bowl Champions, challenge the National Football League's toughest contenders each fall. Founded in Kansas City in 1963, the Chiefs are a top draw in the region with more than 12 million fans in their proud history.

The Kansas City Royals baseball club is the area's second oldest sports franchise, and the 1985 World Series Champions. Founded in 1968, the Royals have been one of the most successful expansion teams in baseball history. The Harry S Truman Sports Complex is home to both the Royals and the Chiefs. The Chiefs play at Arrowhead Stadium, while the Royals take the field next door at Kauffman Stadium. 

One of the most exciting additions to the Kansas City sports market is the Kansas Speedway, located in Kansas City , Kan. The 1.5-mile tri-oval racetrack includes seating for 75,000 people and hosts big-league series as NEXTEL Cub, Busch, Indy Racing league and Craftsman Trucks.      

The Kansas City Wizards are Kansas City ’s outdoor soccer team. Established in 1995, The Wizards play at Arrowhead Stadium, April-September, and are members of Major League Soccer. The Kansas City Explorers are a member of the World Team Tennis professional league. The Explorers play at the Plaza Tennis Center , and more recently Barney Allis plaza in downtown Kansas City, MO. The Kansas City Comets are members of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Their fast-paced games are played at Kemper Arena, September-April.    

Kemper Arena, seating 19,546 fans, has won recognition for its unusual design. Its circular, pillarless building provides unobstructed viewing from all locations, and fans are never farther than 200 feet from the action on the floor.  

A second baseball team to call Kansas City home is the Kansas City T-Bones, members of the independent Northern League. The Northern League plays a 90 game regular season, with 45 home dates per team, starting prior to Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day weekend with playoffs and a championship series in mid-September. The T-Bones home field, Community America Ballpark is located at Village West in Wyandotte County , Kan.  

Kansas City also has an arena football team, the Kansas City Brigade.  They started in Kansas City in  2006 and play in the highest division of the AFL (American Football League).  Their regular season runs from March through June and starting in 2008, they will play at the brand new Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City.

For the sports enthusiast who prefers to participate rather than to be a spectator, Kansas City has many fine golf courses, tennis courts, disc golf courses, and other sports facilities throughout the city. The metropolitan area includes Swope Park , the second largest urban park in the nation with more than 1,769 acres. Dozens of public lakes offer boating, fishing, sailing and swimming.