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Sporting KC stand by LIVESTRONG sponsorship amid Armstrong controversy

MLS: Sporting Kansas City have rejected any notion of renaming their stadium, with team president Robb Heineman (above) affirming the club’s commitment to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Livestrong Sporting Park name.

“The naming rights partnership between our stadium and LIVESTRONG provides an opportunity to spread health and wellness messages that emphasizes the spirit of cancer survivorship,” Heineman said in a statement issued Friday afternoon. “LIVESTRONG’s focus is the fight against cancer and the support of 28 million people around the world affected by this disease, and we believe strongly in this mission. The statements made last night by the Lance Armstrong Foundation speak for themselves: moving forward and continuing the fight against this horrible disease."

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