Kemper Arena Demolition Offered

Two Kansas City, Mo., executives who support tearing down  and replacing it with a smaller building are offering to fund the demolition.

Neal Patterson, CEO of Cerner Corp., said he and Mariner Kemper, CEO of UMB Financial Corp., would pay for the demolition.

The American Royal has proposed replacing Kemper with a $50 million, 5,000-seat arena to be used primarily for American Royal events.