Due to ongoing construction at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, the Kansas Jayhawks football program is getting creative with its 2024 home schedule locations.
The university has announced that it will play all six of its home games in 2024 in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including its first two home games against Lindenwood and UNLV at Children’s Mercy Park — the home of Sporting Kansas City.
The Jayhawks will play their four Big 12 Conference home games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium against TCU (September 28), Houston (October 19), Iowa State (November 9) and Colorado (November 23).
“This plan for the 2024 season has an incredible number of benefits for our student-athletes, our fans and supporters, our campus partners and the Kansas football program,” said Travis Goff, director of athletics. “While we are disappointed we can’t play in Lawrence, ultimately, we want to create the best possible experience for all involved and playing two games at Children’s Mercy Park and four games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium allows us to do that.”
Playing the six games outside Lawrence is necessary to keep the Gateway District construction on schedule and ensure that Kansas can host its 2025 home games in Lawrence.
Fans can purchase a full six-game 2024 season ticket package beginning at $275. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a four-game package for the games solely at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Single-game tickets are not expected to be on sale for the two games at Children’s Mercy Park.
Kansas Athletics is working with campus partners to ensure student transportation and accommodations for all six home games. The student ticket allotment at Children’s Mercy Park will be approximately 3,500. At GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, student numbers will match or exceed the total number available at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
Full season ticket holders for the 2024 season will have priority for the 2025 season, the first inside the new stadium. Kansas football is coming off a 9-4 season in 2023, winning the Guaranteed Rate Bowl against UNLV for the program’s first bowl victory since 2008.
“We are excited for the unique opportunity to play our home games in the Kansas City metropolitan area in 2024,” said Douglas A. Girod, Kansas chancellor. “While we had hoped to play these games in Lawrence, the move to alternate venues is needed to ensure that our fans, student-athletes and all constituents have the best possible game day experience and that we stay on schedule to complete construction for the 2025 season.”