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Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:13 pm
by moderne
Hy-Vee arena.

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:57 pm
by FangKC
KC's historic Kemper Arena to become Hy-Vee Arena under new naming rights deal

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 74109.html

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:59 pm
by flyingember
Hy-Vee being associated with fitness seems like a good fit for them.

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am
by cityscape
I agree. This seems like a good corporate sponsorship match, especially since Hy-Vee no longer is the prime sponsor for the Royals.

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:08 am
by shinatoo
So what's happening with Hale Arena now? Do the Fosch Brothers have an option on it?

Kemper/Hy-Vee Arena conversion

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:03 pm
by FangKC
Kemper’s transformation into Hy-Vee Arena continues

Photos included.

http://northeastnews.net/pages/kempers- ... continues/

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:54 pm
by TrolliKC
According to the fb - all courts are now in at Hy-Vee arena and flooring on the upper deck is near complete.

https://www.facebook.com/hyveearena/

Kemper/Hy-Vee Arena conversion

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:29 pm
by FangKC
See for yourself: Hy-Vee Arena getting floors, retail spaces with weeks until opening
With just weeks to go until the new Hy-Vee Arena hosts its first pickleball tournament, lacquer is drying on the floor of the second-floor basketball and volleyball courts.

There’s still plenty left to do before the West Bottoms’ historic Kemper Arena reopens as Hy-Vee Arena, but vendors have signed on to lease most of the commercial space in the building. And construction crews have begun installing flooring on top of the bare cement in the concourses. The lower-level courts on the original floor of the arena aren’t as far along as the gleaming wood on the newly installed second level.

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The arena will host its first pickleball tournament starting Sept. 21, and it will open to the public Oct. 5 with a happy hour. Beth Omecene Epperson, marketing manager, said the arena staff was trying to get the event certified as the world’s largest happy hour.

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https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 95525.html

Hy-Vee Arena Opening

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 pm
by FangKC

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 pm
by FangKC
Short video about transforming Kemper into Hy-Vee Arena

https://vimeo.com/293456355