Kansas City Kemper Arena Renaissance
Remember that not so long ago Kemper Arena and the West Bottoms was the epicenter of Kansas City eco-devo hope for change that never really happened.
And now . . . This town clings to the outside chance that the expensive place won't be completely scuttled:
"Kemper Arena has struggled as Kansas City's dowdy stepchild arena. Events fled from Kemper, and it seemed destined for the scrapheap of history. But a growing number of preservationists and architects say it has a lot of good years left."
And while Kansas City developers have become this town's worst class of snake-oil salesman . . . Let's not forget that the Kemper clan have plans for the place along with the hope of arena football . . . And all of the eco-devo posturing is more interesting than most of the acts at The Sprint Center now that AEG wants out of showbiz.