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Sprint Center


Location 1407 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
Broke ground June 24, 2005
Opened October 10, 2007
Owner City of Kansas City (MO)
Operator AEG
Construction cost $276 million
Architect Downtown Arena Design Team: 360 Architecture, Ellerbe Becket, HOK Sport, Rafael Architects
Tenants
Kansas City Brigade (AFL) (2008-future)
Capacity
18,500 seats for Hockey, Basketball, Arena Football. 23,750 seats for Concerts

Sprint Center[1] is a large, multi-use indoor arena in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. [1] The building is located at 14th Street & Grand Boulevard, on the east side of the Power & Light District. The arena's title sponsor is the telecommunications company Sprint, whose operational headquarters are in nearby Overland Park, Kansas. Image File history File links SprintCenterlogo. ... Kansas City is a city in Clay, Cass, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... The Anschutz Entertainment Group is a sporting and music entertainment presenter and a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. ... Rendering: Oakland Athletics Cisco Field 360 Architecture is an architectural practice focused on planning, design and execution. ... Ellerbe Becket is an international architecture, engineering, and construction firm, founded in 1909, with its corporate office located in Minneapolis, MN, and other offices located in Washington, DC, Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA, and Dubai, UAE. Areas of Expertise include architecture, construction, engineering, interior design, and environmental graphics. ... HOK Sport + Venue + Event, a division of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, is an architectural practice specializing in the design of public assembly spaces and planning of major special events. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-2007); Sprint Center (2008-) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Head Coach Kevin Porter ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles none Wild Card berths 1: 2007 The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Power & Light District is the new nine city block entertainment district on the south end of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The district is located on Main Street to Grand Boulevard from west to east and on 13th Street to Interstate 670 from north to south. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ... Location within the state of Kansas Coordinates: County Johnson County Government  - Mayor Carl R. Gerlach Area  - City 147. ...


Sprint Center opened to the public on October 10, 2007, and a concert on October 13, 2007 by Elton John will be the first event held at the arena.[2] and is estimated to seat 18,500 people and have 72 suites. Sprint Center will effectively replace Kemper Arena, which was built in 1974 just a few miles away in downtown Kansas City. Additionally, the College Basketball Experience, which includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame will be connected to and located directly north of Sprint Center. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Kemper Arena American Royal Center is an 19,500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City, Missouri that has hosted NCAA Final Four basketball games, professional basketball and hockey teams, the 1976 Republican Convention, and is the ongoing host of the American Royal livestock show. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The College Basketball Experience (also known as the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame) is a 60,000 square-foot fan interactive facility located in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


It was announced that Sprint Center will host the 2008 Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament, in addition to the first and second rounds of the 2009 NCAA Men's Tournament and the regional rounds of the 2010 NCAA Women's Tournament. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The 2009 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 2010 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament will start March 21, 2010 and be completed on April 6 of the same year. ...


Kansas City has also entered into discussions with the NHL and the NBA regarding possible expansion or relocation of a professional hockey and/or basketball franchise for the arena. “NHL” redirects here. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the sport. ...

Contents

Details

Sprint Center near completion in August 2007.

Ground was broken for the arena on June 24, 2005, and construction completed on October 10, 2007. The final design, by the Downtown Arena Design Team (a collaboration of architectural firms 360 Architecture, Ellerbe Becket and HOK Sport), was selected in August 2005. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Groundbreaking is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


The Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament will take place at the Sprint Center in 2008, marking the tournament's return to Kansas City after three years in Dallas and Oklahoma City. Women's basketball will take place at the nearby Municipal Auditorium. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ... OKC redirects here. ... Municipal Auditorium in August 2006 For other uses, see Municipal Auditorium (disambiguation). ...


The arena will also house the headquarters of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Which, is located at 1301 Grand Boulevard connected to the Sprint Center. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the University of Kansas basketball coach. ... The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is an integral portion of the College Basketball Experience proposed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to be located at the Sprint Center which is scheduled to open in 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


The outside of the arena is entirely glass. Inside it will have state of the art technology with a 360 degree LCD video screen. This facility should allow Kansas City to draw most concerts touring the United States. There has been speculation of an NBA or NHL team relocating to the Sprint Center upon completion, but as of yet no definitive plans have been announced. The city was given a NHL franchise in 1974, the Kansas City Scouts, but the Scouts moved in 1976 to Colorado, and eventually to New Jersey. It was one of the shortest lifespans for a franchise in NHL history. [3] [4]. The Kansas City Scouts was an ice hockey franchise that played in the National Hockey League from 1974-1976 out of Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Colorado Rockies was a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado from 1976 to 1982. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


Grand Opening/Open House

Sprint Center grand opening, October 10, 2007 featuring the Met Life blimp.
Sprint Center open house, October 10, 2007.

The original date for Sprint Center to open was thought to be on October 13, 2007, but, instead it opened on October 10, 2007. The public was given a chance to experience what $276 million will buy with a Open House tour. It was 10:10 am - 10:10 pm for those who wanted to see it to grab a ticket at the box office. "Giving Kansas City Reason to Cheer" which is posted on the bottom of the Open House ticket is most likely the motto of the new arena. The tour consisted of the College Basketball Experience which opens on October 17, 2007, two open concession stands: "Taco Taco" and "Oak Street Pizza", a free drink from UMB Bank and other free items: a UMB Bank cup, a UMB Bank frisbee, and a UMB Bank ice scraper. UMB Bank is the only ATM in the new arena because it is a Sprint Center Founding Partner along with Farmland, The University of Kansas Hospital, QuikTrip, and Olevia. The highest food price is about $9.00 and many found out that you can see every event from anywhere you sit. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... The College Basketball Experience (also known as the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame) is a 60,000 square-foot fan interactive facility located in Kansas City, Missouri. ... UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF) is American financial services company based in Kansas City, Missouri with operations in seven, mostly Midwestern, states. ... “Cash machine” redirects here. ... Farmland Industries was founded 1929 by Howard A. Cowden as the Union Oil Company. ... QuikTrip (abbreviated QT) is a chain of convenience stores primarily found in the Midwestern and Southern United States (not to be confused with Kwik Trip convenience stores). ... The American company Syntax-Brillian Corporation (NASDAQ: BRLC) was formed by the merger of SYNTAX (founded in May 2003 and started shipping widescreen HDTV-ready LCD televisions in April 2004 and with Brillian Corporation on November 30, 2005. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 302 pixelsFull resolution (848 × 320 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Open House ticket to the Sprint Center to tour for the Grand Opening. ...


Grand Opening ticket to the Sprint Center for free to see the Open House tour.


Guest Information

Arena tenants

Concerts

  • Elton John served as the Sprint Center's first act on October 13, 2007. This concert sold out in the first 90 minutes of the tickets being on sale.
  • Garth Brooks will be performing every night from November 5, 2007 to November 14, 2007 (except for November 13, 2007). The original show was scheduled for the last date of the nine day run, and the other eight were added in an effort to give all fans in the surrounding area a chance to see him live. Brooks' show on November 14 will be broadcast live in movie theaters all around the world.
  • Hannah Montana will be performing at the Sprint Center on December 3, 2007. This concert was sold out in 9 minutes. It has become very controversial considering most believe that scalper ticket resale sites bought most of the tickets. Tickets on those sites have gone up as high as $2,000.

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Wrestling

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Other Sporting Events

The Guardians Classic is an annual season-opening college basketball tournament founded in 2001. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) was founded in 1983 to cater to the sport of beach Volleyball, its players and fans. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Arena Football League

The Kansas City Brigade announced that it will move from its current home at Kemper Arena to Sprint Center beginning with the 2008 season. The Sprint Center will be able to hold 17,297 people for Arena Football and will also have 72 sold out suites. [5] Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-2007); Sprint Center (2008-) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Head Coach Kevin Porter ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles none Wild Card berths 1: 2007 The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football... Kemper Arena American Royal Center is an 19,500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City, Missouri that has hosted NCAA Final Four basketball games, professional basketball and hockey teams, the 1976 Republican Convention, and is the ongoing host of the American Royal livestock show. ...


National Hockey League

William "Boots" Del Biaggio, Jr. made an offer to purchase the Nashville Predators with the intention of bringing the team to the Sprint Center.[6] However, Del Biaggio has since joined a group of Nashville investors in an effort to keep the Predators in Nashville.[7] The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


National Basketball Association

On January 10, 2007, three NBA teams were reported to have taken an interest in relocating: the Los Angeles Clippers, and two as-yet-unnamed franchises. [8] is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ The arena is officially known as Sprint Center without "the"
  2. ^ Elton John to open Sprint Center Kansas City Star, 26 July 2007.
  3. ^ Covitz, Randy. Penguins owner says team will ‘explore relocation options’ Kansas City Star, 21 December 2006.
  4. ^ Conte, Andrew. Kansas City woos Penguins Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 15 December 2006.
  5. ^ Brigade plans move to Sprint Center Kansas City Star, 22 May 2007.
  6. ^ Duhatschek, Eric. Balsillie shouldn't overplay his hand Globe and Mail, 13 June 2007
  7. ^ ESPN.com news services. Bettman says board could vote on Predators bid by November ESPN.com, 20 September 2007
  8. ^ Other Teams Express Interest In Sprint Center KMBC Channel 9 Kansas City, 10 January 2007.

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