Leisure and Hospitality

MSHAA considering delayed start to high school programs in the fall

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Missouri now considering a delayed start to programs throughout the state, reports KCTV 5 News. More families are back out participating in outdoor sports in an attempt to make a somewhat normal return to summer… more

Popular Missouri tourism destination to require face coverings

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) —The popular Missouri tourist town of Branson will require face coverings in most public places in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, despite the objections of many, including comedian Yakov Smirnoff. Meanwhile, Missouri set… more

Mahomes claims minority stake in the Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes announced his newly acquired minority stake in the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. At 24-years-old, Mahomes is now the youngest part-owner in sports history. “We are very proud and excited to have… more

Universal and AMC enter multi-year agreement to increase amount of movie watching

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) and AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. announced a multi-year agreement under which UFEG films will be exhibited in AMC Theatres in the U.S., according to a Tuesday news release from AMC. The agreement includes at least… more

Johnson County Community College to rename performing arts center

A generous $1 million donation to the Johnson County Community College performing arts center has also prompted its renaming. The donation was made by Brad and Libby Bergman, longtime supporters of the community college. Currently named the Carlsen Center, the building… more

Missouri State Fair cancels less than a month out

Increasing COVID-19 cases have led to the cancelation of yet another event for Missourians, this time an announcement released stating the cancellation of the Missouri State Fair. This year the fair will have a youth livestock show instead of hosting… more

Brookside Art Annual, Plaza Art Fair canceled

Two of Kansas City’s most popular annual events, the Brookside Art Annual and the Plaza Art Fair, were officially canceled Monday, a decision made as a result of the coronavirus, according to a Monday news release from the Brookside Business… more

Kansas City makes pitch to be a host for 2026 World Cup

Leaders of Kansas City met virtually with officials at FIFA, the soccer’s world governing body, on Thursday.  Kansas City gave a presentation to officials in the hopes of making Kansas City one of 10 U.S. host cities for the 2026… more

No fans at Kansas Speedway for upcoming NASCAR Cup Series

On Wednesday, Kansas Speedway announced it will be hosting the rescheduled July NASCAR Cup Series without fans in attendance. Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren said that over the past month they have worked closely with public health officials, medical experts… more

Big merger prepares to turn Sprint Center pink after T-Mobile purchase

A name change is in the near future for the Sprint Center, as well as a change in color. On Thursday T-Mobile revealed details for the T-Mobile Center, known currently as the Sprint Center. “I couldn’t be prouder to announce… more