Kemper Arena: What should Kansas City do with the aging facility?

  • KC Rag
  • Kemper Arena faces an uncertain future.

Kemper Arena is sitting in the West Bottoms like a doddering uncle who you just don’t have the heart to tell that his buttons aren’t buttoned right on his shirt. We all acknowledge something is going on, just nobody is willing to have the conversation about getting the old guy some help.

The Kansas City Star writes that the City Council is considering a plan to essentially mothball the arena by prematurely ending Anschutz Entertainment Group’s management contract on June 30, rather than the end of the year, in an attempt to cut back on facility maintenance costs and acknowledge that the Sprint Center is the true draw for events.

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