American Royal Association suggests new plans for Kemper Arena

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The American Royal Association presented its argument for the future of Kemper Arena Thursday.

The association wants to tear down the arena and build a new complex for agricultural and sporting purposes.

American Royal said renovating the current facility would be a waste of money.

“If you don’t fully renovate that building, I believe strongly that you’ll be tearing down that building in the near future,” American Royal Chairman Mariner Kemper said. “So we may not tear it down now because of our proposal, but if we decide to put a little bit of money into it we will tear it down anyway.”

The other proposal for Kemper involves converting it into a youth sports complex. 

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