T-Mobile Center

The T-Mobile Center is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It is located on the east side of the city’s Power & Light District and is the center of the city’s world-famous entertainment scene. The arena, once known as the Sprint Center, got its name after T-Mobile US merged with Sprint Corporation, who had an ongoing naming rights deal, in April 2020. The name also comes from the fact that T-Mobile’s second headquarters is based in nearby Overland Park, Kansas.

The T-Mobile Center replaces the former Kemper Arena, which was built in 1974. The T-Mobile Center first opened to the public on October 10, 2007 with a concert by Elton John as its first event. The concert is notable in selling out particularly fast, even for shows by the world famous musician. The arena has seats for over 19,000 persons in its concert arrangement, with many of its more popular shows selling out within days if not hours. 

Today, the center is part of The College Basketball Experience, which includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, directly north of the venue. It has hosted the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2008 and has done so every year since 2010. It hosted the first and second rounds of the 2009 and 2013 NCAA Men’s Tournaments, as well as the regional rounds of 2017’s NCAA Men’s Tournament.

And most exciting of all, the city of Kansas City has entered into discussions with the NHL and NBA about possibly hosting an expansion team or relocating a franchise to the arena.

Notable concerts

  • October 13, 2007:, The inaugural concert by Elton John, which sold out in 90 minutes.
  • November 5-12 & 14, 2007: Garth Brooks performed nine sold-out shows. All shows sold out in under two hours. The November 14 show was broadcast live in movie theatres across the United States.
  • October 1, 2008: Tina Turner performed her first live concert in 8 years to a sold-out crowd at the Sprint Center as part of her 50th Anniversary Tour. She returned to the Sprint Center a week later on Oct 8 to perform an additional show
  • February 27, 2010: Elton John & Billy Joel’s concert which held the record for highest grossing show at the arena.

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