Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Kansas City, Kansas: Livestrong Sporting Park
Whether you follow professional soccer or just want to take in a concert, this $200 million stadium in the Legends shopping, dining and entertainment area is worth a stop.
The venue says good-bye to steep staircases and cramped aisles and hello to arching canopies over every seating section. The largest high-def video board in the world (25x84 feet) shows a close-up view of what's happening on the field. A portion of all proceeds goes to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. There's even a bright yellow chair in the stands, and at each game, someone affected by cancer gets to sit in that seat of honor.
A venue that's comfortable and charitable? Definitely worth a visit (913/912-7525; livestrongsportingpark.com).