Municipal Arena

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Kansas City’s Art Deco Municipal Auditorium complex includes four unique and versatile special event and banquet venues. The Arena seats 10,700; the Exhibition Hall includes 46,000 square feet on two levels for exhibitors, catered functions or special events, the Music Hall, one of the nation’s finest theaters, seats 2,363; and the Little Theatre is perfect for more intimate events. Municipal Auditorium connects directly to Level 2 of the Conference Center, to the underground parking garage and downtown hotel walkway system. The ramps and elevators facilitate the movement of freight throughout the building.

The Municipal Arena, nicknamed “Municipal,” plays host to numerous events throughout the year. The Arena has a rich history in College Basketball, often hosting the Big 12 Women’s Tournament, and is the permanent home of the NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Over 80 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games have been played in the Arena, including 9 Final Fours, which is more than any other facility.

  • 7,316 permanent seats; 2,405 seats on risers plus capacity for 1,000 theater-style on main floor.
  • Upholstered seating and a sports lighting system.
  • Public amenities include fully-lightened marquee; large box office; 3,600-square-foot foyer; coat check; multiple restrooms and concession stands.
  • Heavy all-wooden floor.
  • Ramps and elevators facilitate movement of freight throughout the building.