Details of Kemper Arena and the Ticket Luck value
The Arena has successfully hosted NCAA Final Four basketball games, professional basketball and hockey teams, the 1976 Republican National Convention, and is the ongoing host of the American Royal livestock show. Currently, Kemper Arena is the home of the Kansas City Brigade of the Arena Football League. The arena's uses will be transformed in the fall of 2007 with the opening of the Sprint Center.
Kemper Arena is named for R. Crosby Kemper Sr., a member of the powerful Kemper financial clan who donated $3.2 million for the arena.Kemper Arena was constructed in 18 months in 1973-74 on the site of the former Kansas City Stockyards, west of downtown in the West Bottoms to replace the 8,000-seat Municipal Auditorium to play host to the city's professional basketball and hockey teams.The arena was the first major project of German architect Helmut Jahn who was to go on to become an important architect of his era.The building was revolutionary in its simplicity and the fact it did not have interior columns obstructing views. Its roof is suspended by exterior steel trusses.