Kemper Arena's Future Unclear After Contract Ends

6 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 29 2012 Jun 29, 2012 Friday, June 29, 2012 6:37:27 AM CDT June 29, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The future of Kemper Arena in Kansas City is uncertain after the city decided to change management of the building.

The Kansas City Council on Thursday ended Anschutz Entertainment Group's contract to manage the arena six months early. City officials say ending the contract early will save the city more than $400,000 a year.

The Kansas City Star reports the city will no longer market Kemper as an alternative site for the downtown Sprint Center. The city will keep Kemper functioning for American Royal events but will not market it for other events.

The American Royal Association has suggested demolishing and replacing Kemper. Others want the city to save Kemper and find a new use for it.

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