Overland Park commission OKs final plan for go-kart and gaming center at Aspiria

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A new go-kart facility is one step closer to making its way to Aspiria, the former Sprint headquarters in south Overland Park that is undergoing a major remodel.

Driving the news: The Overland Park Planning Commission got a look at new proposed renderings of Andretti Indoor Karting & Games and voted unanimously on Monday to approve a final development plan for the entertainment center.

Where exactly: Developers are looking to construct the 103,430-square-foot entertainment and restaurant venue on roughly 7.5 acres at the northwest corner of 117th Street and Nall Avenue at Aspiria.

The details: Named after Italian-born racing champion Mario Andretti, the Orlando-based company is known for its multi-level racing tracks and other high tech entertainment.

  • In addition to electric go-kart racing, the facility would also include a laser tag area, bowling alley and an arcade.
  • Patrons will also be able to visit food and beverage areas that feature a full bar and food menu consisting of burgers, wings, pizza, nachos and more.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games in Overland Park will have go-karting, laser tag, bowling and an arcade.
The 103,430-square-foot entertainment and restaurant establishment will have go-karting, laser tag, bowling and an arcade. Digital rendering via Overland Park city documents.

Background: Established in 2001 by Andretti himself, the gaming and entertainment company that bears his name is now based in Orlando, Fla.

  • Andretti, along with several of his family members, took on the business endeavor after he wrapped up a successful career that included a Formula One World Championship and multiple wins at the Indianapolis 500.
  • The chain now has six locations spread out over Florida, Georgia and Texas.

What’s next for Andretti Indoor Karting & Games?

The Overland Park City Council is scheduled to review the entertainment center’s final development plan during its meeting on Monday, Nov. 7.

About the author

Nikki Lansford
Nikki Lansford

Hi! I’m Nikki, and I cover the city of Overland Park.

I grew up in southern Overland Park and graduated from Olathe East before going on to earn a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. At Mizzou, I worked as a reporter and editor at the Columbia Missourian. Prior to joining the Post, I had also done work for the Northeast News, PolitiFact Missouri and Kaiser Health News.

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