American Royal Barbecue may hold the key to Kemper Arena’s future

Raze or renovate 19,000-seat Kemper Arena? The decision may hinge on how the choice might affect one of Kansas City’s signature events, the American Royal’s World Series of Barbecue. The 35th edition of what promoters say is the largest contest of its kind on the planet fires up on Friday.

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The football games will be the place to be. Homecoming queens will be crowned. Students will muster the courage to ask for dates to the homecoming dances, some devising elaborate invitations for those special someones. It’s an important cultural moment for the school and the community.

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