KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The home of Sporting Kansas City will continue to be called Livestrong Sporting Park after Lance Armstrong's decision to end his fight against doping charges.
Sporting KC chief executive Robb Heineman issued a statement Friday saying the Major League Soccer club would not consider renaming its stadium. The $200 million facility opened last year.
Livestrong is a brand of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which was created in 1997 by the cancer survivor to support those affected by the disease. The organization known for its iconic yellow bracelets has raised more than $500 million.
Armstrong announced Thursday that he would no longer challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he took banned substances during his cycling career, even though he steadfastly denied doping while winning seven Tour de France titles.