UMKC plans $5 million renovation of Municipal Auditorium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri-Kansas City is partnering with city officials on a $5 million renovation of Municipal Auditorium, the home of the Kangaroos' men's basketball team.

The Art Deco-style downtown arena, which opened in 1935, will get new video boards, an LED scorer's table, updated sound system, improved lighting and new seating in the lower level.

The arena hosted three of the first NCAA men's basketball Final Fours and is still a busy place. Along with UMKC games, it serves as home to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Association basketball tournament and the NAIA Division I men's basketball tournament.

The upgrades were announced Wednesday. Negotiations are ongoing for additional renovations to the building.

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