Hale Arena at the American Royal Center

Hale Arena at the American Royal Center is located in the historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, MO which has recently achieved the status of the next big up and coming area in Kansas City. The American Royal Center has multiple event spaces in addition to Hale Arena with the flexibility to host a variety of event types along with excellent parking. Since the surge in popularity, the West Bottoms have become home to fun, local Kansas City events and Hale Arena is a versatile event space conveniently located in this popular neighborhood. Brancato’s is the exclusive catering provider for this venue. See Client Resource Guide for building and operating guidelines and venue information. 


The LEX, the Lower Exhibition Hall, located inside of Municipal Auditorium, has 46,000 square feet of space on two levels for exhibitors, catered functions and special events.

The LEX has 28,000 gross square feet; 22,000 net square feet; one men’s restroom; one women’s restroom; two family restrooms; lobby entrance; load from street entrance; box office; handicap accessibility; event storage; exhibit lighting; marquee; 23′ ceiling height; access to power and water and multiple rigging points.

The mezzanine level has 18,000 gross square feet; 12,000 net square feet; two men’s restrooms; two women’s restrooms; eight family restrooms; lobby entrance; two street entrances; two ticket windows; handicap accessibility; fire sprinklers; computer controlled HVAC; computer controlled lighting; 10′ 6″ ceiling height and access to power and water.

Note: Capacities represent area between columns.

Conference Center

The versatile Conference Center complements your function and meeting space options when holding a meeting at the Exhibit Hall or serves as the perfect stand-alone facility for smaller conferences, meetings and special events. The architectural elements of the Conference Center provide a visual link between Bartle Hall and the beautiful Art Deco style of Kansas City’s historic Municipal Auditorium. The new 40,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom is expandable to 46,484 square feet for vents up to 4,000 people. Its unique interior design celebrates the city’s fountains and features a controllable natural lighting system and a glass wall offering dramatic views to the south.

Loews Catering is the exclusive provider of catering, alcohol service and concessions for the Conference Center effective spring of 2020. Loews Catering exclusive catering privileges are inclusive of the Grand Ballroom/2501, South Plaza, meeting rooms 1500, 2500 and 3500 and adjacent pre-function spaces.