Mike Hendricks (12/12, Local) writes that Kemper Arena’s future looks grim.
Kemper Arena has been around as long as I can remember and, for at least the past few years, the place has been sitting empty.
Besides hosting the American Royal every year, the arena continues to sit vacant and lose millions of dollars, money that the taxpayers have to pay back.
The American Royal can be moved to a different location, since this is the only event keeping Kemper Arena open. We cannot have an arena that is costing so much money to keep open just sit there without any events taking place.
Even though Kemper Arena has been a part of Kansas City’s history, sometimes people are ready to move on to bigger and better things.
I think that is the case for the people of Kansas City.