Basketball is a huge draw for Kansas City’s Sprint Center—the arena shares an entrance with the College Basketball Experience, an interactive museum that houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Fans flock to both pro and college basketball games at the venue, including the annual College Basketball Experience Classic. Designed as a year-round sports and entertainment facility, Sprint Center boasts a modern 360-degree transparent glass facade and spacious interior concourses. The award-winning 20,000-seat stadium symbolizes Kansas City’s commitment to redevelopment.
Sprint Center has hosted hundreds of events since opening in 2007. Its sold-out inaugural concert featured Sir Elton John, and many other headliners—including Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift—have graced its stage since. Aside from concerts, Sprint Center plays host to special events and family shows such as the Harlem Globetrotters, Disney on Ice and Sesame Street Live.
Sprint Center’s expansive interior has multiple concession stands as well as a lively sports bar. Downtown Kansas City is a short walk away, offering a huge variety of dining options, including the city’s famous barbecue restaurants. Guests are asked to arrive early to events to allow time for parking and a security check. Sprint Center is accessible from four major highways, and while the arena does not have its own parking lot, there are numerous garages and lots nearby.