Thursday, May 17, 2018

KEMPER ARENA RENAMED HY-VEE ARENA FOR KANSAS CITY AMATEUR SPORTS COMPLEX THAT MIGHT NOT WORK!!!



More Kansas City name game news at a presser today touting a questionable redevelopment that's costing this town about $40-million to start.

KEMPER ARENA WILL NOW BE CALLED HY-VEE ARENA BY GOOGLE MAPS AND NOBODY ELSE FOR YEARS!!!

Money line:

“Hy-Vee Arena is a perfect way for us to celebrate our 30 years of service in the metro, and it will be a fitting extension of our brand in the heart of Kansas City,” says Drew Holmes, Hy-Vee senior regional vice president.

As part of the deal, the Hy-Vee name will be displayed inside and outside the building and featured on video boards throughout the arena.

They're putting in basketball courts, a track, a fitness club and some offices in the rehab that's supposed to attract youngsters who want to enjoy the beautiful West Bottoms scenery. They say progress is about 70% complete.

Update links after TKC:

KMBC: Kemper Arena will now be known as “Hy-Vee Arena” after grocery chain purchases naming rights

KCUR: So Long, Kemper: Huge New Kansas City Sports Complex Will Be Hy-Vee Arena

KC Biz Journal: Hy-Vee puts a helpful smile — and its name — on former Kemper Arena

Developing . . .

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will work.

If you call getting constant subsidy from Kansas City "working".

You can take that to the bank and they did said...

No longer owned by the city so I guess the new owners can call it whatever they want.

I did noticed they didn't reach out and say hey we will rename it after MLK either.

Anonymous said...

Hy Hand Job. Where there is a helpful hand job in every aisle.

Anonymous said...

Well there goes our opportunity to name the dump the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Back to the drawing board (if it must be, I still favor renaming Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd.).

Jameson said...

^^^ Ouch. Have to admit you have a point there.

Anonymous said...

^^Ouch, have to admit this blog is nothing more than a despot for complaining geezers. None of you washed up bastards will ever make it down there.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Why would we want to and see people such as you there?

Barney Frank said...

You will because you probably find it trendy to give reach arounds in the West Bottoms.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Hyvee prices are so high, they are sponsoring worthless arenas like the Kemper.

Anonymous said...

Hyvee should give all their employees a raise if they have money to throw around like a basketball. How long before there is a shooting in that parking lot ?

Anonymous said...

^^You should really change your diaper, because you're just talking shit now.

Anonymous said...

^^^ And you're waiting with baited breath coprophilia boy.

Anonymous said...

Vice Prez of Hy-Vee says:

Hy-Vee Arena is a perfect way for us to celebrate our 30 years of service in the metro,

VACANT?

I am confused.

Anonymous said...

^^You're confused easily because you're old. It's vacant because it's not open yet. Read it again, try to comprehend it. Nobody has any kind of time to help you!

Anonymous said...

The only Hy-Vee in KC proper is on 75th N Oak. Jeesh. Get more stores in Kansas City, the actual City in Missouri.