Kansas City Explorers

Coming off last year's 13-1 season — the best ever by a World TeamTennis organization — the Explorers hope to bring more exciting men's, women's, doubles and mixed-doubles action to Barney Allis Plaza (12th Street and Wyandotte) this July. Tickets begin at $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Go to or call 816-513-5630.

Vs. New York Sportimes:
Thursday, July 2, 7:35 p.m.

Vs. Newport Beach Breakers:
Tuesday, July 7, 7:35 p.m.

Vs. New York Buzz:
Friday, July 10, 7:35 p.m.

Vs. Boston Lobsters:
Saturday, July 11, 7:35 p.m.

Vs. Springfield Lasers:
Sunday, July 12, 6:35 p.m.

Vs. Sacramento Capitals:
Tuesday, July 14, 7:35 p.m.

Vs. Washington Kastles:
Saturday, July 18, 7:35 p.m.

Kansas City Roller Warriors

For the past five seasons, the 80 or so muscular and bruised ladies of the KCRW have charmed their way into the hearts of those looking for family-friendly, good-natured, theatrical violence. Claiming their new spot at Municipal Auditorium (301 West 13th Street), the KCRW All-Stars, Victory Vixens, Black-Eye Susans, Dreadnought Dorothys and Knockouts promise exciting roller-derby action for a mere $16 at the door (half price for kids). Doors open at 6 p.m.; games are at 7. See

The Fight Before X-Mas: Saturday, July 11, the Knockouts vs. Black-Eye Susans and KCRW All-Stars vs. Charm City

Rink of Fire Championship: Saturday, August 1

E=MC Scared: Saturday, August 22, KCRW All-Stars vs. Houston

Pretty in the Rink: Saturday, September 12

Kansas City Royals

The Royals celebrate 40 years of baseball this season at the freshly renovated Kauffman Stadium with plenty of promotions, giveaways, fireworks, dollar hot dogs, and the new Royals Hall of Fame slated to open in July. Parking at the K (off Interstate 70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff) starts at $9. For tickets, directions and other information, see or call 816-921-8000.

Vs. Cincinnati Reds: Friday, June 12, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, June 14, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tuesday, June 16, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, June 17, 7:10 p.m.; Thursday, June 18, 7:10 p.m.

Vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Friday, June 19, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, June 21, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Minnesota Twins: Monday, June 29, 7:10 p.m.; Tuesday, June 30, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, July 1, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Chicago White Sox: Thursday July 2, 7:10 p.m.; Friday, July 3, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday July 4, 12:10 p.m.; Sunday, July 5, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Friday, July 17, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, July 19, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Los Angeles Angels: Monday, July 20, 7:10 p.m.; Tuesday, July 21, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, July 22, 7:10 p.m.

Vs. Texas Rangers: Friday, July 24, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, July 25, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, July 26, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Seattle Mariners: Tuesday, August 4, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, August 5, 7:10 p.m.; Thursday, August 6, 7:10 p.m.

Vs. Oakland A's: Friday, August 7, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, August 8, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, August 9, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Minnesota Twins: Friday, August 21, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, August 23, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Cleveland Indians: Monday, August 24, 7:10 p.m.; Tuesday, August 25, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, August 26, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Los Angeles Angels: Friday, September 4, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, Septem­ber 5, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, September 6, 1:10 p.m.; Monday, September 7, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Detroit Tigers: Tuesday, September 8, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, September 9, 7:10 p.m.; Thursday, September 10, 1:10 p.m.

Vs. Boston Red Sox: Monday, September 21, 7:10 p.m.; Tuesday, September 22, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:10 p.m.; Thursday, September 24, 7:10 p.m.

Vs. Minnesota Twins: Friday, September 25, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, September 26, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, September 27, 1:10 p.m.

KC Storm

The city's longest-running women's tackle-football team finishes its fifth season this June. Part of the Women's Football Alliance, they take the field at North Kansas City High School (620 East 23rd Avenue). Single game tickets are $8 for adults and free for those 14 and younger. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. For group ticket prices, volunteer opportunities and other information, see

Vs. Missouri Phoenix:
Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m.

Vs. Des Moines:
Saturday, June 20, 7 p.m.

Kansas City T-Bones

In 2008, CommunityAmerica Ballpark (1800 Village West Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas) welcomed a record number of fans who came out to support KC's Northern League team. Perhaps it has something to do with the free parking, $6-$16 tickets and ultra-family-friendly atmosphere? See what's bringing fans out to the Legends (before more players get snapped up by the major leagues) as the T-Bones continue their seventh season. Call 913-328-5618 or see for tickets, promotions and player profiles.

Vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes: Wednesday, June 3, 11:05 a.m.

Vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks: Tuesday, June 9, 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, June 10, 7:05 p.m.; Thursday, June 11, 11:05 a.m.; Friday, June 19, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, June 21, 5:05 p.m.

Vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes: Tuesday, June 23, 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, June 24, 7:05 p.m.; Thursday, June 25, 11:05 a.m.

Vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks: Thursday, July 9, 7:05 p.m.; Friday, July 10, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, July 11, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, July 12, 5:05 p.m.

Vs. Joliet JackHammers: Friday, July 17, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, July 19, 5:05 p.m.

Vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes: Tuesday, July 28, 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, July 29, 7:05 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, 11:05 a.m.

Vs. Gary SouthShore RailCats: Friday, July 31, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, August 1, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, August 2, 5:05 p.m.; Friday, August 7, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, August 8, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, August 9, 5:05 p.m.; Monday August 10, 7:05 p.m.; Tuesday, August 11, 7:05 p.m.

Vs. Schaumburg Flyers: Tuesday, August 18, 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, August 19, 7:05 p.m.

Vs. Joliet JackHammers: Thursday, August 20, 7:05 p.m.; Friday, August 21, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, August 23, 1:05 p.m.

Kansas City Wizards

Going into their 14th season, Kansas City's professional soccer team has claimed a temporary home at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at the Legends (1800 Village West Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas) while waiting for a new stadium at the site of the old Bannister Mall. Come see Argentinian forward Claudio Lopez, 10-year MLS veteran Jimmy Conrad, and the rest of the team as it looks to make it to the post-season for the third year in a row. Call 913-387-3400 or see for promotion dates, game highlights and ticket sales.

Vs. Columbus Crew:
Saturday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. New England Revolution:
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. Houston Dynamo:
Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m.

Vs. Los Angeles Galaxy:
Saturday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. Chicago Fire:
Sunday, August 16, 2 p.m.

Vs. Real Salt Lake:
Saturday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. FC Dallas:
Saturday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. Colorado Rapids:
Saturday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. Seattle Sounders FC:
Saturday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

Vs. D.C. United:
Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

2009 PDGA Disc Golf World Championships
July 27–August 1

More than 900 amateur and professional disc golfers — ages 9 to over 75 — from all over the United States and the world compete on 11 courses throughout the metro when the sport's most prestigious tournament of the Professional Disc Golf Association is in town. See for competition schedule, course locations and sponsorship info.

Compiled by Berry Anderson


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