If you’ve been distracted or simply not paying attention to slow changes rolled out concerning the Kansas City NWSL team over the last few weeks and months, you’ve missed a heartening (and, to be honest, a badass) series of changes. This weekend, the K.C. franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League completed their long-awaited rebranding with a special name reveal and celebration as the region welcomed the official arrival of the Kansas City Current.
Patrick Mahomes and his fiancee Brittany Matthews were a part of the unveiling, as expected since Matthews is a co-owner of the team. On Saturday night, the KC NWSL took to the field against the OL Reign (formerly known as the Seattle Reign) and had a halftime celebration to unveil the Current logo and name changes. Unfortunately, the team lost the final game of the season by a final score of 3-0.
Both local figures also took to Twitter to help introduce the new name and logo to the masses while offering up their vocal support.
For his part, Mahomes retweeted the team’s own introductory video.
Not only does the team have a great new name and look, but they have a brand new home on the way that’s going to be the nation’s first stadium built specifically for the NWSL, signaling a cornerstone franchise for the region and the league. The $85 million investment, all privately financed, will include a new practice field and stadium that look incredible from the renderings.
The team has been playing at Legends Field for this season but will join Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park next season as they await construction of their permanent home at Berkley Riverfront.