by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY (March 31, 2022) – The Kansas City Comets have clinched the Major Arena Soccer League Central Division title and a postseason berth in the 2022 Ron Newman Cup Playoffs. The Comets will begin their quest of the 2021 Ron Newman Cup championship with opening-round quarterfinal action on the road on Saturday, April 9th against Central Division foe, the Dallas Sidekicks. As the home team, the Comets will host the closing leg of the playoffs, with Game Two set for Tuesday, April 12th at Cable Dahmer Arena. The Comets went 4-2 against the Sidekicks during the regular season.

Single-match tickets for the April 12 opening-round playoff date (which covers Game Two and a potential Game Three mini-game to be played immediately after if necessary) are on sale now through, the Cable Dahmer Arena box office, and groups of 10 or more can get discounted tickets by calling the Comets at 888-9-COMETS. All lower bowl tickets are just $20, with the exception of front row seats on the sidelines without glass, which are $30.

Comets season ticket holders have the option to secure their tickets for all three potential rounds of the Ron Newman Cup playoffs until April 4th at 5pm. 

The Ron Newman Cup playoffs for 2022 will see the league’s three division winners qualify for the playoffs, along with the next five-best overall records. Teams will be seeded 1 v 8, 2 v 7, 3 v 6, and 4 v 5, and each round will consist of a best-of-three series. Games One and Two of each series are full-length matches, with a fifteen-minute Mini-Game to be played after Game Two in case the series is tied.

The Comets have clinched their division and are currently in third place in the standings table (13-7-1, 40 points). The semi-final round and finals rounds are expected to be concluded in the two weeks following the quarterfinals, although the finals round could be delayed a week or more due to arena availabilities.

The Comets regular season wraps up this Sunday at home at 4pm against the St. Louis Ambush. It’s also the Comets annual Military Appreciation Game, with Comets players wearing special military-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off through a silent auction in the arena concourse. Proceeds from the auction benefit Team Fidelis, a charitable organization whose mission is to prevent suicide among active service members, veterans and their families.