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Kansas City leaders: No hurry for Sprint Center tenant

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Three years after opening as an anchor to a revitalized downtown entertainment district, Kansas City's Sprint Center still has no major tenant.

But some city officials say it's possibly for the better, given the diverse lineup of concerts and other activities that bring patrons to the arena in droves.

If a basketball or hockey team were to take up permanent residence at the Sprint Center, that could take away desirable dates for the acts that have helped the building outperform all expectations.

"My constituents love that building," said Russ Johnson, councilman for the 2nd District, which includes the Sprint Center. "They love what's going on there. That's one of the things Kansas City did well."

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