Leisure and Hospitality


T-Mobile Center to resume public performances

A long wait will soon be over for many in the region hoping to attend public events again. After receiving new signage in the fall, the T-Mobile Center in the downtown Kansas City will open next month in late January… more

Kansas City to see return of professional women’s soccer

By 2021, Kansas City will once again be home to professional women’s soccer. The National Women’s Soccer League announced Monday Kansas City has been awarded an expansion team that will start play in 2021. The Royals, the NWSL team under… more

Kansas City falls short for Toronto Raptors’ season start

High hopes from Kansas City, Mo. officials looking to land a deal to temporarily house the Toronto Raptors have flopped. In search of a U.S. base for the beginning of the 2020-21 basketball season, the NBA team considered a number… more

No KU fans through November, MU caps game attendance

With no signs of disappearing soon, COVID-19 continues to impact events of all kinds, sporting events no exception. Earlier this week the University of Kansas (KU) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) each made a separate announcement regarding the status… more

KCMO considered as temporary home for NBA Raptors

A report last week that the Raptors were considering Louisville, Kentucky, as a home base for the upcoming season has been shot down. But Louisville and Kansas City were among options studied in a column by Jason Mills of raptorsrapture.com.… more

KCMO council to vote today on outdoor dining extension

Many Kansas City metro restaurant owners are concerned that as the weather changes, so too will the amount of customers wanting to eat outside. On May 21, the KCMO City Council allowed restaurants to open dining rooms to the sidewalk or, in… more

Aramark to lay off KC stadium, convention workers

The continued impact of COVID-19 has touched yet another company, Aramark announcing last week that that it will be cutting staff and work hours for hundreds of employees at both Kauffman Stadium and the Kansas City Convention Center. Around 600… more

Annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony to be held virtually in 2020

For one of the region’s most beloved traditions, the Country Club Plaza will host the 91st Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony as a broadcast-only event on KMBC 9. The hour-long production will start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. While Plaza restaurants… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Big Ten backtracks, will resume football this fall

AP – Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it… more