KC Committee To Decide Kemper Arena’s Future

The future of Kansas City's Kemper Arena is at the center of a debate between two groups. | Photo courtesy of Americasroof/Wikimedia Commons
The future of Kansas City's Kemper Arena is at the center of a debate between two groups. | Photo courtesy of Americasroof/Wikimedia Commons

The Kansas City Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee is expected to begin hearings in early July to decide the future of Kemper Arena. The committee will primarily review two proposals for the arena, which is running a $500,000 annual operating deficit:

The American Royal, which has veto power over the arena until 2045 because of its lease with the city, has a $60 million plan to demolish Kemper and replace it with a new agricultural and multipurpose center. A rival $21 million plan to convert the arena into an amateur sports complex is being pushed by Foutch Bros., an area development firm.

The committee will make a recommendation for the arena by early October. The arena has been underutilized since the 2007 opening of the Sprint Center.

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