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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

American Royal Rodeo moving to Sprint Center

American Royal Rodeo moving to Sprint Center

The American Royal Rodeo will move from Kemper Arena to downtown Kansas City this October, the American Royal Association said this morning.

The association said it will hold its 2011 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Gold Tour Rodeo on Oct. 27-29 at the Sprint Center.

“The change in venue from Kemper Arena is intended to bring new excitement and greater attendance to this historic event,” David M. Fowler, chairman of the American Royal’s Board of Directors, said in a release.

“A principal reason for moving the event to Sprint Center is the opportunity to partner with AEG in bringing top-tier concert entertainment to close-out each evening Rodeo performance,” he said.

Brenda Tinnen, general manager and senior vice president of Sprint Center/AEG Kansas City, said in the release that Reba McEntire will anchor the event with an Oct. 29 concert as part of her All the Women I Am Tour.

All of the American Royals other events, including the livestock show and the barbeque competition, will remain at the American Royal Complex in the West Bottoms.

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