Historic Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Mo.

Although there is no doubt that Kansas City, Mo.’s Kemper Arena’s newly confirmed historic significance will positively impact the venue, according to Kansas City officials, whether this designation is warranted for a facility that is only 42 years old is in dispute.

Renown Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn, who designed Kemper Arena in the early 70s, is honored with the designation and pleased the building will be repurposed.

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