Sporting Kansas City’s new owner has deep ties to KC

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) - Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) - Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Mahomes II joins ownership group running Sporting Kansas City.

In 2017 the Kansas City Chiefs used the 10th pick in the NFL draft on Patrick Mahomes II, a quarterback from Texas Tech.

From that moment Kansas City acquired more than just a football player.  Yes Patrick Mahomes II would win a MVP, and lead the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl 54 only to return the following year.

Fast forward to today and Patrick Mahomes II has embedded himself inside Kansas City, and is passionate about the community, and the fanbases.

Patrick Mahomes is also involved with the Kansas City Royals

Former Kansas City Royals owner David Glass would decide to sell the Royals to John Sherman.  At the time John Sherman was the Vice Chairman of the Cleveland Indians.

Sherman would assemble some iconic business people of Kansas City with the likes of Mariner Kemper, The Dunn family, The Lockton family, and so many other savvy business owners.  On July 28, 2020 new Chairman, and principle owner John Sherman announced that Patrick Mahomes II would be joining up with the Kansas City Royals ownership group.

John Sherman told MLB.com the following about Patrick joining the ownership group:

"“Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball — dating back to his childhood.”"

Patrick would go on to say to MLB.com:

"“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals, I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”"

This was just the beginning of Patrick Mahomes II becoming apart of different ownership groups within Kansas City athletics.

Someone very close to Patrick Mahomes is helping bring women’s soccer to Kansas City

In 2020, Brittany Matthews, Patrick Mahomes’ fiancée, announced she will be part of an ownership group that is working to bring women’s soccer back to Kansas City.

The NWSL awarded Kansas City with an expansion team on December 7th in which they would call themselves the Kansas City Club.  Currently their home stadium, Legends Field, which is jointly shared with the Kansas City Monarchs, an independent baseball team.

Now, Patrick Mahomes has jumped in with Sporting Kansas City

Fast forward to July 27th, 2021 an announcement was made that Patrick Mahomes II has joined the ownership group of Sporting Kansas City.

Cliff Illig who is currently the principle owner of Sporting Kansas City.  Cliff has had a major role in Kansas City from a business perspective holding executive positions at Cerner a local healthcare, IT company based out of Kansas City to helping entrepreneurs.   

Cliff had this to say to MLSSoccer.com about Patrick Mahomes II joining the ownership group:

"“In addition to achieving excellence on the field, he is deeply committed to giving back to the community and elevating the sport of soccer. Patrick is also accustomed to cultivating a winning culture, and we look forward to contending for championships at Children’s Mercy Park well into the future.”"

Patrick told MLSSoccer.com the following:

"“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Sporting Kansas City’s ownership team and strengthen my connection to the fans and the city I love,” Mahomes said. “Sporting is a community-oriented club and I am excited to continue supporting the growth of soccer in Kansas City.”"


This is a display of commitment to a city, and a fan base.  Patrick Mahomes II, and his fiancé Brittany Matthews are woven into the community by sports ownership.  Patrick will continue to lead the Kansas City Chiefs as their leader, and continue to build his Hall of Fame career on the field.

Kansas City has been rumored to be wanting a NBA team to come to Kansas City, and play in the T-Mobile Center in the Power and Light district located in downtown Kansas City.  Would this be something Patrick Mahomes II would also be interested in?

Either way Mahomes has solidified himself in Kansas City as an icon within sports.

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