Built in 1974, Kemper Arena brought innovative architecture and top-level sporting events to Kansas City’s West Bottoms. But when attention turned to the Sprint Center and other venues in the area, it was time for the building to find a new purpose.
Following a $39 million renovation, the building—now called the Hy-Vee Arena—has been transformed from a single-level, 18,000-seat arena into a multi-level, multi-functional, 10,000-seat sports complex. Installation of a second floor created more than 82,000 square feet of column-free, hardwood flooring—ready to accommodate 12 basketball or volleyball courts, 24 pickleball courts, wrestling, futsol, cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics. Perched above the second-level court is a 350-meter track, which is billed as the largest indoor practice track in the contiguous United States.
In addition to the event space, Hy-Vee Arena features retail shopping, dining, spa services, a gym, arcade, personal training, and wellness services.
Daily court rentals will be available for recreational use. Visit hyveearena.com for more information.