Designed in Kansas City


Did you know that approximately 75 percent of all collegiate and professional sports stadiums and arenas in the United States were designed by Kansas City-area firms? This book chronicles how the industry started and grew in America’s heartland. It’s filled with stunning photos of some of the area’s best designs.




This book is intended to chronicle the story of how thousands of architects in Kansas City came to be recognized as worldwide leaders for their sports facility design and technical expertise. We will strive to preserve this history and acknowledge some of the individual contributors who applied their trade to designing such complex buildings.