There was probably no better test for Kansas City, Mo.’s Sprint Center than bringing country legend Garth Brooks out of retirement for nine sold-out shows the month following its opening 10 years ago.
When the $276-million facility officially opened on Oct. 10, 2007, Brenda Tinnen, general manager and senior vice president for AEG Facilities, had a hard time not picturing the worst case scenario.
“It was the first time Garth (Brooks) tickets had ever been sold online, and th...

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