Sporting Kansas City is branching out and opening a restaurant/entertainment playground in the Kansas City Power & Light District. The No Other Pub name is a play on the "No Other Club" chant the Cauldron supporters group uses regularly.
Sporting KC is partnering with Kansas City Power & Light District and Entertainment Consulting International to create No Other Pub. It will open Feb. 22nd and Sporting KC sees it as an extension of their brand.
When Children's Mercy Park (formerly Sporting Park) was designed, they included different spaces to have different experiences for fans. From the different stands to various clubs around the stadium, fans could be a little refined to downright rowdy. They hope to duplicate that multi-experience venue with No Other Pub.
Sporting KC worked with the supporters and fans to design various parts of the stadium and they have done the same thing with No Other Pub. The Cauldron has consulted with Sporting KC and
No Other Pub will be the new home for Sporting Kansas City watch parties hosted by Sporting KC supporters groups. Supporters visiting the pub will receive discounts and other exclusive benefits during Sporting KC matches. The space will also serve as a transportation depot for all Sporting KC supporters before and after matches at Children's Mercy Park.
No Other Pub is also designed to be a sports, social and entertainment playground for millennials and will feature these components:
- A social lounge with a comprehensive selection of every local craft beer and spirit made in Kansas City, including a daily happy hour consisting of these local products
- A gaming parlor with bowling, golf simulators, table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball and darts
- An expansive sports bar with a 10-foot by 15-foot video wall and an array of other large-screen televisions, making it the premier destination to watch sporting events in Kansas City, including all home and away matches for Sporting KC
A full food and drink menu for all ages in addition to a fast-casual taco stand will be offered. Select booths within the establishment will feature table taps, allowing guests the ability to refresh their own beverages without having to miss any of the action. All visitors will stay connected through free Wi-Fi and the ability to charge their smart phones directly at bar counters. The place will also cater to corporate events and private parties.
Sporting Kansas City/Sporting Club have definitely been innovative in their approach to running a team and the fan experience around it and this is no different. Will it bring in new fans? Will it enhance the experience for current fans? Or will it be just another new entertainment spot?