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!!!
“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 . . .