Sporting Kansas City to end stadium agreement with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong

Sporting Kansas City’s stadium naming rights with the Livestrong Foundation is set to end.

Sporting Kansas City’s stadium naming rights with the Livestrong Foundation is set to end.

A little under two years into the six-year deal, SKC have parted ways with the cancer-related association founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong for various reasons.

Livestrong claim that the MLS club have not paid the money they owe them whilst SKC are of the belief that is it an unacceptable agreement.

"We are disappointed to learn Livestrong is deploying tactics designed to force us into an unacceptable arrangement, after months of good faith discussions in which we believed progress had been made," said Sporting CEO Robb Heineman in a statement provided to ESPN.com.

"We were not expecting the foundation to treat a partner in this manner, especially given the tumultuous environment they have thrust us into over the past year – while we staunchly defended the mission of the foundation. Our faith and trust in this partnership has been permanently damaged; therefore we are terminating our agreement with Livestrong immediately."

The stadium, formerly known as Livestrong Sporting Park, will now be known simply as Sporting Park.

 
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