Tag: Sprint Center

Benihana a Sharp Addition in KC

The Benihana/RA Sushi stand opened at Sprint Center in March. (Courtesy Sprint Center). Sprint Center to bring successful stand’s sushi rolls to suites A new Benihana concession stand has filled a void at Kansas City, Mo.’s Sprint Center, resulting in plans to expand some menu items to the suite catering operation, said officials with arena operator AEG Facilities. Earlier this year, AEG signed a sponsorship with the 55-year-old Japanese restaurant chain to bring the Benihana brand to both 12-year-old Sprint Center and to Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., home of Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. A third Benihana concession stand is at Yankee Stadium, where Legends runs the food at the home of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees. New for the 2019 season, it’s situated at Section 127B along the third base line. In Kansas City, the Benihana deal is a three-year agreement with a total value […]

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Sprint Center Sailing Along Without an Anchor Tenant

Kansas City’s Sprint Center opened in 2007 with a premium mix of 72 suites and about 1,400 club seats. (Getty Images) Loge boxes part of ‘wish list’ for upgrades at Kansas City arena  Sprint Center could add new loge boxes as part of future improvements at the 18,972-seat arena, which has thrived for a dozen years in Kansas City without a primary sports tenant. It’s part of a “wish list” of upgrades pending approval by the city, which owns the building, said Brenda Tinnen, AEG’s general manager at Sprint Center. As of late June, no decision had been made on the project.  AEG would share the cost of the retrofit with the city through the public-private partnership agreement they signed 15 years ago to develop the arena. Under those terms, the city pays for 65% and AEG is responsible for the remaining 35% of capital expenditures, Tinnen said.  Sprint Center […]

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