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1. A Major Player in the Olympics A Major Player in the Olympics July 2, 2012 Kansas City-based architecture firm Populous designed more than 100 temporary and permanent structures for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, including the Olympic stadium. The firm is well-known...

2. A Standout Stadium A Standout Stadium August 16, 2007 The Arrowhead sports stadium renovation plans are detailed in this article and include these improvements: 500,000 more square feet, 50 percent more concession stands, 80 percent more restrooms, and Horizons...

3. Arrowhead Stadium Arrowhead Stadium The grand opening of Arrowhead Stadium at Truman Sports Complex was on August 12, 1972.

4. Arrowhead Station Arrowhead Station Various facts concerning Arrowhead Stadium: Artificial turf removed and replaced with grass in 1994, cost of the stadium according to published records in 1970 was $13,847,294, the stadium was part of...

5. Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed December 17, 2011 The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...

6. Chiefs Excavate to Expand Arrowhead Chiefs Excavate to Expand Arrowhead July 22, 2008 Renovations are under way at Arrowhead Stadium at a cost of $375 million. onstruction will be completed by the beginning of the 2010 Chiefs season, and new features will include 80 percent more restrooms,...

7. Funkhouser Backs Bannister Project Funkhouser Backs Bannister Project December 13, 2007 Article about the mayor's support of TIF for the $949 million Three Trails redevelopment plan for Bannister Mall. The former mall and adjacent Benjamin Plaza shopping center will be demolished to be replaced...

8. Innovative New Park For the City of Independence Innovative New Park For the City of Independence April 2008 Article highlights the opening of the Independence Athletic complex. "The opening is historical for two reasons: it is the largest park ever built by Independence and it was built in a most unusual place."...

9. It's a Downtown Jewel: KC Gets First Look at Sprint Center It's a Downtown Jewel: KC Gets First Look at Sprint Center Octoer 11, 2007 Country singer Garth Brooks helped officially open the new Sprint Center Arena on October 10, 2007, at 10:10 A.M. Over 21,000 people attended the day-long opening and many praised the new arena and its...

10. KC Area Scores Big With Sports KC Area Scores Big With Sports March 9, 2010 Article reports on the Kansas City metropolitan area's booming youth sports market. Youth sports tournaments--including soccer, baseball, volleyball, swimming, and others--are expected to generate between...

11. KC's Grandest Openings KC's Grandest Openings June 1, 2001 Article describes the openings of some of the Kansas City area's major facilities. Included are Kemper Arena, Arrowhead Stadium and Royals Stadium. A chart, "Opening Days," provides debut date, cost, and...

12. Municipal Stadium Municipal Stadium 1955-04 Panoramic view of Municipal Stadium located at 22nd and Brooklyn. View shows the seats and playing field as well as areas to either side.

13. Playing the Showoff For College Playoffs Playing the Showoff For College Playoffs March 9, 2008 Opening ceremonies were held the first week of March, 2008, for the Kansas City Power & Light District. The Big 12 basketball championships will be played downtown from March 13-16, 2008, with the men's...

14. Project Would Score a Goal For Bannister Project Would Score a Goal For Bannister September 6, 2007 A proposal called the Three Trails Redevelopment plan will be filed today with Kansas City city officials. This plan would transform the Bannister Mall area into an area anchored by a soccer stadium for...

15. Rockhurst College Campus Rockhurst College Campus circa 1940s Full view of the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse located on the campus of what is now Rockhurst University at 1100 Rockhurst Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

16. Rockhurst College Campus Rockhurst College Campus circa 1940s Interior view of basketball game in progress in the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse located on the campus of what is now Rockhurst University located at 1100 Rockhurst Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

17. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1207 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1207 1940-1941 A portion of Kansas City from E. 15th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Cypress Avenue east to Brighton Avenue, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...

18. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

19. Stars Align for KC Stars Align for KC January 11, 2013 Article announces that Livestrong Sporting Park, the home of the Sporting Kansas City MLS soccer team, will host the league's 2013 All-Star Game. Factors that led league administrators to select the Kansas...

20. The Kemper Conundrum The Kemper Conundrum November 2011 Article reports on opposing plans for the underused Kemper Arena in the West Bottoms. The American Royal proposes razing the structure and replacing it with a new 5,000-seat facility, while West Bottoms...