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For more information about Kemper Arena, please contact Gemma Zook

Gemma Zook
Director of Sales
Kemper Arena & American Royal Centers
1800 Genessee
Kansas City, MO 64102
Office: 816-513-5019
Fax: 816-513-5001
Cell: 816-918-3320

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Box Office Location: Box Office Hours:
301 W. 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Monday-Friday, 10AM - 5:00PM
Closed on holidays

 

Upcoming Events


Kemper Arena was constructed in 1974 at a cost of $22 million and is owned by the City of Kansas City, Mo. In 1997, a $23 million expansion project added 2,000 more seats, upgraded the lower level seating, added four restrooms, an ADA accessible entrance to the arena floor, an elevator and the new east lobby.
 
The original American Royal Arena was built in 1922 for $650,000.Ground was broken in 1991 at the same site for the new building at an estimated $33.4 million. The new American Royal building was completed in 1992.
 
The American Royal Association operates the American Royal Museum and is home to the American Royal Horse Show, Livestock Show, and Rodeo and celebrates its 110th year in 2009. The American Royal also hosts the World’s Largest Barbecue Contest each fall.

Facilities 

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Kemper Arena

Kemper Arena

19,500 seat capacity

Diagrams

Kemper 180 Standard Concert Diagram

Kemper 360 Concert Diagram

Kemper 360 Concert Upper Curtain Installed Diagram

Kemper Concert Diagram BOH and Full Curtain

Kemper Concert Diagram BOH Curtain Installed

 

American Royal Complex

American Royal Complex Diagram

Hale Arena

5,000 seat capacity (17,000 sq ft.)

• Permanent Seating (east/west): 4,285
• Rodeo set-up (East - 1491 / West - 1177): 2,668
• Horse Show: 4,285
• Tennis: 4,500
• Concert: 5,485

Public restrooms
Concession stands 
Box office

The Governor's Building

96,000 sq ft (8,900 m2)

• 96,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space; 200’ x 591’
• 400 - 10’ x 10’ exhibit booths
• 732 - portable horse stalls
• 11 overhead doors
• Floor to ceiling: 28’
• Column Distance:  40’ north to south / 50’ east to west
• Livestock wash area
• Water hydrants at regular column intervals

Lower Level Exhibition Hall

86,000 sq ft (8,000 m2)

• 86,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space; 200’ x 420’
• 360 - 10’ x 10’ exhibit booths
• 642 - portable horse stalls
• Floor to ceiling: 14’
• Column Distance:  30’ north to south / 32’ east to west
• Ramp:  20’ wide at 10 degree slope to upper level

Upper Level Exhibition Hall

86,000 sq ft (8,000 m2)

• 86,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space; 200’ x 420’
• 360 - 10’ x 10’ exhibit booths
• 642 - portable horse stalls
• Floor to low steel:  18’
• Column Distance:  32’ north to south / 60’ east to west
• Ramp:  20’ wide at 10 degree slope to lower level
• Floor load:  150 lbs. per sq. ft.

Wagstaff Theatre

450 seat capacity

• Floor with bleachers retracted: 4,975 sq. ft


• No outside food or beverages allowed.
• All catering and food services to be performed by Golden Ox
 

Scott Pavilion permanent dirt floor animal warm up area
Central Hallway • Floor: 23,800 sq. ft.
• Ceiling Height: 43’ and 60’
• Mezzanine: 18’ above first floor
• 60’ column bay spacing
Blue Ribbon Cafe Dimensions

• 4,975 square feet

Capacity

• Seating capacity: 419

General Information

• Located on the second floor in the American Royal Building
• Tables and chairs included as available in current inventory.
• Restrooms available in Central Hallway.

Catering/Concessions

• No outside food or beverages allowed.
• All catering and food services to be performed by Golden Ox.
 

Seating Charts (Kemper Arena)

Standard

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End Stage

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Center Stage

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