Kansas City Chiefs: www.kcchiefs.com
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City, Missouri and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs. The team is legally and corporately registered as Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Incorporated and according to Forbes is valued at just over USD $1 billion.
Kansas City Royals: www.kansascity.royals.mlb.com
The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From 1973 to the present, the Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium. The Royals have participated in two World Series, winning in 1985.
Kansas City Wizards: www.kcwizards.com
The Kansas City Wizards are an American professional soccer club based in Kansas City, Kansas that participates in Major League Soccer. In 2007, the team moved to Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri but with plans to build a new stadium in the Missouri city. However, they ultimately decided to build the new stadium on the Kansas side near the Kansas Speedway. The Wizards won the MLS Cup in 2000, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2004, and the MLS Supporters Shield in 2000. The team colors have been cobalt blue, dark indigo, yellow and white since 2008.
Kansas Speedway: www.kansasspeedway.com
Kansas Speedway is an auto racetrack in Kansas City, Kansas, adjacent to the Village West area. The speedway, which is used by the Indy Racing League's IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup series, is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval with 15-degree banking in the turns, and is considered in some areas to be the sister track to Chicagoland Speedway, which was built around the same time and also owned by ISC. The track held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West series contested the Kansas 100. The top-level NASCAR Sprint Cup series holds the annual Price Chopper 400 at the track. In 2004, Joe Nemechek became the first driver to complete the double at Kansas Speedway by winning both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races in one weekend.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: www.nlbm.com
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 by a group of former Negro League baseball players, including Kansas City Monarchs outfielder, Alfred Surratt. It moved from a single office to a 2,000-square-foot space in 1994. Three years later, in 1997, the museum relocated again, to a purpose-built structure five times the previous size. The museum resides in the 18th and Vine District of Kansas City, the hub of African-American cultural activity in Kansas City during the first half of the 20th century. Within the same building is the American Jazz Museum, celebrating Kansas City's likewise vibrant jazz scene during that same time period. The museum chronologically charts the progress of the Negro Leagues with informative placards and interactive exhibits. Its walls are lined with pictures of players, owners, and officials of Negro League baseball from the Negro National League of 1920 through the Negro American League, which lasted until 1960.
Kemper Arena: www.kemperarenakc.com
Kemper Arena American Royal Center is a 19,500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City, Missouri. It is named for R. Crosby Kemper Sr., a member of the powerful Kemper financial clan and who donated $3.2 million from his estate for the arena. It is the ongoing host of the American Royal livestock show. Kemper Arena was built in 18 months in 1973–74 on the site of the former Kansas City Stockyards just west of downtown in the West Bottoms to replace the 8,000-seat Municipal Auditorium to play host to the city's professional basketball and hockey teams. The building was revolutionary in its simplicity and the fact it did not have interior columns obstructing views. Its roof is suspended by exterior steel trusses. The nearly windowless structure contrasts to Jahn's later signature style of providing wide open glass enclosed spaces. Kemper's exterior skeleton style was to be used extensively throughout Jahn's other projects.