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Dates Announced for 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City

The Kansas City Sports Commission and NFL have announced that the 2023 NFL Draft will take place April 27–29, 2023. “This will be one of the biggest and most-anticipated professional sporting events our city has hosted,” says Kathy Nelson, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC. “Not only […]

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Kathy Nelson to Lead Visit KC and Kansas City Sports Commission

Kathy Nelson, the longtime president of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, will also become the leader of the city’s convention and visitors bureau, Visit KC, effective January 1, 2022. Nelson will lead both organizations after being at the helm of the sports commission for the past 10 years. In her expanded role, she […]

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2026 World Cup Host Cities Race Heating Up

There are events that any destination would love to host, and then there are events that could transform a destination not only ahead of their arrival but for years to come. The 2026 FIFA World Cup promises to be one of those events and 17 cities throughout the United States are under consideration for 10 […]

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Mike Sharpe Named President/CEO of Greater Wichita Sports Commission

The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has named Mike Sharpe as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer beginning on January 4, 2021. Sharpe has spent the past seven years at Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation as the director of business development. Sharpe has extensive connections with national governing body leadership including […]

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Big 12 Basketball Tournament Staying in Kansas City

The Big 12 Conference has announced a one-year extension through 2025 with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Kansas City was the initial host of both championships from 1997–2002, and again in 2005, 2008 and 2010–2012. The men’s postseason event […]

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Kansas City Sports Commission Forms Esports Coalition

The Kansas City Sports Commission has formed the Kansas City Esports Coalition with the mission of using gaming for good by developing, advocating and enriching esports culture in the region. The goal is to provide an environment for gamers, entrepreneurs, businesses and educators to connect and exchange ideas plus foster events and cultivate relationships throughout […]

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NFL Awards Future Drafts to Cleveland and Kansas City

The NFL has awarded Cleveland the 2021 Draft and Kansas City the 2023 Draft as it continues its push to spread the showcase event around to cities across the country. The 2021 event in Cleveland will be staged at iconic downtown locations around FirstEnergy Stadium, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well […]

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