National Women’s Soccer League (NWCL) club Kansas City Current has reached an agreement with railway company CPKC for the naming rights of the team’s home grounds.
The deal will last 10-years and seeks to unlock new opportunities to support the community of Kansas City.
CPKC itself has its headquarters located in Kansas City, having been formed with the purpose of connecting Canada, the US and Mexico with a dedicated international railway.
Keith Creel, CPKC President and CEO, commented: “We are incredibly proud to sponsor the Kansas City Current and support this history-making project here in the city that is at the heart of our North American rail network.
“CPKC has been a longtime champion of women’s sports and of investing in our communities. This stadium and this partnership with the Current will build on that legacy as together we write a new chapter here in Kansas City.”
The public gathering space in front of the CPKC Stadium will also be named after the railway company bearing the name CPKC Plaza, which will welcome guests prior to KC Current matches and other events such as concerts hosted by the venue.
KC Current co-founders and owners Angie and Chris Long added: “As we embarked on finding the perfect naming rights partner, it was always about finding an organisation where our values and vision align.
“CPKC is that partner. “Our organisations share a commitment to strive for excellence, invest heavily in our communities and raise the bar with global influence. We are extremely excited to work with CPKC on this historic agreement and know our partnership will create long-standing positive impact!”