The opportunity for the nation's first videogame-dedicated arena is here.
Let's build it.
An arena with a calling
The City Council of Kansas City is currently exploring ideas for Kemper Arena and the surrounding area on the westside of KC's downtown. In a area known now known as the West Bottoms, Kemper Arena has had a rich history that includes hosting a Final Four, a national political convention and being home to previous NBA and NHL teams. The arena's modern design won awards and acclaim for its simplicity and revolutionary structure.
Converging in the middle. Kansas City's location has always been a positive, allowing convenient, cost-friendly travel from any corner of the country. Aiming to host national tournaments, there can be no better place.
First with fiber. Kansas City is the first city in the world to receive Google Fiber. The service has sprawled through the city to hotels, cafes, universities and apartments. The incredible speeds unlocked are perfect for gaming.
Architecture ahead of its time. Kemper Arena was built in the late 1970's, but you'd never guess. The arena's modern architecture would make it stand out as an eSports venue and technological center.
Join the movement
While proposed new uses could do much to improve the area, this idea, to revitalize into an eSports venue and community, is the forward-thinking that the structure deserves and was designed for. The culmination will offer a focal point for the ever-growing, gaming population of the nation and light a spark in the center of the country.