Sprint Center

3:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

What It Takes To Bring The Circus To Kansas City

A miniature horse in a temporary enclosure at the Sprint Center chews hay on Friday morning. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performs in Kansas City this weekend.
Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR

How do you get 18 tigers, 20 horses, 16 poodles and a half-dozen Asian elephants to downtown Kansas City, Mo.?

By circus train, of course.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Assistant Animal Superintendent Ryan Henning says the logistics of bringing so many animals to town are almost as interesting as the show itself.

Henning answered a few of our questions while showing us around the temporary horse enclosures at the Sprint Center.

How do you get that many animals to town?

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Up To Date
5:07 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

A Fan's Notes: The Bucking Stops Here

Professional Bull Riders are judged for the amount of time they stay on the bull; the bull is judged, too, for torque of his twists, and the angle and height of his kicks.
Credit Sébastien Barré / Flickr-CC

We are on the verge of what every sports fan dreads worse than the agony of defeat: the occasional lull. The Winter Olympics, timed so perfectly to counter the post-Super Bowl hangover, are winding down, while March Madness and Royals Opening Day remain just out of reach.

Fortunately, I’ve found an antidote, not to mention the perfect answer to two weeks of ice dancing: The bulls are coming to town!

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Cops & Crime
4:50 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Glass Shell Damaged At Sprint Center

Two large panes of glass that make up the outer wall of the Kansas City Sprint Center broke today, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament was set to begin.

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Business & Tech
9:45 am
Tue August 30, 2005

Minority Construction Jobs and the building of the Sprint Center

Kansas City, MO – A little over a week ago, city officials approved the final design for the 250 million dollar Sprint Center - the mayor says it looks like a crystal bowl. Construction begins soon on the city-financed site . . . but some black and Latino contractors and construction workers are concerned that they won't be included on the site.

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