The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is moving to the Kansas Speedway.
The annual barbecue contest was held last year at the Truman Sports Complex after it outgrew the West Bottoms, its home for 36 years.
Carolyn Wells with the Kansas City Barbecue Society says having enough space to accommodate everyone is the most important consideration.
“Accommodate them, and accommodate them well. Barbecue teams need electricity, they need water, and they need real estate,” Wells says.