Kemper Arena is undergoing a major transformation during its redevelopment. The arena will be brightened with updated landscaping, fresh paint and glazed glass integrated throughout the exterior panels.
Cement is being poured to split more than 110,000 square feet at Kemper Arena. It is forming two different levels for courts.
The bottom arena is about 30,000 sq feet. It should hold about 3,300 people.
What currently looks like a construction site will be a place for golfers to practice their swing. The golf simulator will be installed to experience virtual golf inside.
Here workers are smoothing cement on the newly laid floor. It was pumped up from a cement truck on the first floor.
This will be a viewing area for people and parents to walk out from restaurants and bars to watch youth sports. This is above the bottom arena.
This is a Birdseye view of the new floor at Kemper Arena. There will be 12 courts for sports like volleyball and basketball and mat sports like gymnastics and wrestling.
This is a machinery room on the fourth floor of Kemper Arena. Office spaces will be available next to this room.
This track is on the fourth floor of Kemper Arena. It is 350 meters, five lanes and one of the largest indoor tracks in the Midwest. It still needs a new surface.
This construction scene will be turned into a coffee shop in Kemper Arena. Some restaurants and retail could open as early as August, with the first major tournament happening Sept. 20.
These are some construction plans that show a coffee shop and two restaurants in an entryway at the new Kemper Arena.