Thursday, August 04, 2016

Blogging Throwback Thursday: The K Could've Been In Downtown Kansas City?!?!

Our favorite urban planner blog takes a look at alternative Downtown KCMO Development History: Throwback: When Kauffman Stadium was Almost Built in the Heart of Downtown KC

10 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It's fine where it is. Stop living in the past. Slow news day?

Anonymous said...

I thought the link was pretty neat. Never seen those photos before.

Anonymous said...

It is actually pretty cool. And you never know, nothing lasts forever and someday there might be a stadium downtown.

Anonymous said...

Sly needs to throw KC's hat in the ring to host a future Olympics. It might cost billions, but there's always plenty of money and it would surely boost his energetic campaign to get a political appointment in DC and continue to feed his ego and D-lister celebrity.
Or maybe a World's Fair.
Go for it!

Anonymous said...

Back then....political deal were cut on the location because of local power people who owned land............same scenario for the location of the airport. City power elites owned / acquired land and enhanced their fortunes by selling the land to the public (taxpayer money)

Anonymous said...

Looking back, the stadium should of been downtown or midtown. Why put it in No man's land? The stadium is so far on the outskirts of the city, it might as well be in Independence. In fact, it pretty much is.

Anonymous said...

A downtown stadium would have never survived the thugs of KC.

Anonymous said...

Just think - $50 million would not even cover the architects and lawyers fees of today.

Anonymous said...

Pfffffft! Money is no issue. Hell, KC has an earnings tax. The city can mooch off the whole damn state if they can dream up a con.

Anonymous said...

The traffic problems would have tied up city streets and slowed down the TootToot Train Ride.