KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CelebrityAccess) — After years of debate and limited use, some details of the plan for the future of the Kemper Arena have finally been revealed.
On Tuesday, real estate developer Foutch Brothers announced that they had plans to repurpose the West Bottoms arena into a regional amateur sports facility and signed an agreement with regional health care company Mosaic Life Care to become the naming rights sponsor for the arena.
“The commitment of Mosaic Life Care is a symbolic first step for our redevelopment of the former Kemper Arena. A partner like Mosaic will be a catalyst to launch our youth sports project in the Stockyards District,” Steve Foutch, CEO of Foutch Brothers, said in a press statement.
The city tapped Foutch Brothers to repurpose the venerable arena in May as a privately run facility aimed at amateur youth and adults sporting events. Initial plans also include an outdoor concert venue and event space for family-oriented events, as well as a 5,000 seat remodeled arena intended as a performance space.
Foutch says they plan to invest tens of millions of dollars into the project. The financial terms of the naming rights agreement were not disclosed. – Staff Writers