Kemper Arena in Kansas City is No More
There was a day when Kemper Arena in Kansas City was the home to the NBA, the NHL, Pro Rodeo and Bull Riding, the American Royal, the 1976 Republican National Convention, NCAA Final Four games, concerts and much more. The old Kemper is about to change.
According to an article in the Kansas City Star, Kemper Arena, as we knew it, is now Hy-Vee Arena.
Kemper Arena was named after R. Crosby Kemper, who donated $3.2 million from his estate for the arena. It was buiIt back in 1973-74. It was in the west bottoms.
Originally it was the location of the Kansas City Stockyards. It was the home to the NBA's Kansas City Kings . Sam Lacey, Scotty Wedman and Nate Archibald graced the court. For you hockey fans you'll remember the Kansas City Scouts.
The facility is being converted in to a youth and adult sports facility.