Tuesday, October 25, 2016

GOOD RIDDANCE!!! AMERICAN ROYAL ANNOUNCES KANSAS CITY DEPARTURE TO PRICEY $160M WYCO DEVELOPMENT!!!



Some might call it an end of an era but the reality is that very few people in Kansas City really care about the rodeo, cow show or whatever this is . . .

KC Biz Journal: After 117 years in the West Bottoms, the American Royal Association will move to new facilities to be constructed across the state line in Wyandotte County as part of a $160 million development. The move to a site immediately northwest of Kansas Speedway in the Village West retail and entertainment district was to be announced officially Tuesday afternoon at the Speedway, where the annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue will kick off Wednesday.

Fox4 has a nice historical roundup: "The American Royal began in 1899 as the National Hereford Show. It now includes the World Series of Barbecue, considered the world’s largest barbecue competition. There are also six equestrian shows, a livestock show, youth and PRCA rodeos."



Don't worry . . . There's still a lot of blame to go around even if Gov. Brownback gloating is actually a good sign.

The BBQ fest had its day at Truman Sports complex and it was a disaster. Still, this event attempted to hold KC taxpayers hostage and was quickly rejected as part of the Kemper complex redevelopment. Remember that our blog community argued with the Show-Me Institute guys about this one given the prominent family connection.

And now it's part of the money losing Unified Government efforts in WyCo/KCK which boldly believes that cowpokes (ew) will bring them cash.

You decide . . .

36 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you this, it's not all good. This is part of Kansas City's history and we're losing more and more of it every day.

Regret KC said...

This is a sad day for Kansas City. We lost out.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Are you guys nuts. That place was a DUMP that smelled like cow dung. It's a bad bet by WyCo and they are the real losers in this deal.

Hate to agree with a lot of people in KC but we didn't need this place. It fits in better with Kansas.

Anonymous said...

Other than the BBQ, when is the last time anybody attended the American Royal.

Did they even have a parade last year?

Anonymous said...

I think they had a parade around the stadium parking lot which sounds pathetic. Maybe a move will rejuvenate it is they have plenty of free parking and safety measures to prevent "teen hijinks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank goodness this historical event is finally out of KCMO's care. The city of KCMO is not able to handle such an event. Beyond the capabilities of the suffering budget and management. Oscar and Sly are too small and fragile and just don't have the management skills. Inner city teen nights are about the largest event they are able to do. Not feeling sorry.

Anonymous said...

Tribute to Headline Guy:

She cooked my steak medium rare but it wasn't until after dinner that I was really IN THE PINK AND JUICY..

Anonymous said...

It will never happen!!

Anonymous said...

hey, it's still metro kc.

and, if anything, it may open up opportunities in the bottoms.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Mayor Mark Holland, “Democrats still have a foothold in Kansas City, Kansas, and we’re very proud of that."

Holland's an order taker. This was a done deal for over a year.

Maybe the entire country will get a dose of what it's like to live in the Gulag. Over taxed slaves rules by overpaid power hungry nut jobs with the power to make these stupid ass decisions.

Good luck Johnson County. You people can't wait to become Wyandotte County. This is what it's like to be ruled by corrupt lying thieves for 30+ years.



Anonymous said...

This whole move amounts to a ton of horse shit.

Anonymous said...

Sad! Sly ran them out of town.

Anonymous said...

No, tons of animal waste attracts too many nogs, that was the problem. Scared all the white humans off.

Anonymous said...

The whole move tells the story about how Holland and his pals didn't want to Woodlands to reopen. Must have been a bigger cut from these clowns. Don't you love it when a plan comes together.

A twice bankrupt shopping center, a bankrupt baseball stadium, 50 mil tax free for a company with 30 employees, a rusted out dangerous water park and so much more it would blow up this blog to include all the crimes against the people of WyCo. All with the blessing of Topeka. The crime capital of KS.

Can't vote them out, because we never voted them in. It's so hilarious to hear politicos talk about no vote fraud in KS. It's an art form in WyCo.

Anonymous said...

Run the American Royal out of town, but plenty of money to waste on 18th & Vine. These folks are City Hall are beyond crazy!

Phil Cardarella said...

Not really historical. The Royal went from a major attraction of horse shows and rodeos to a private club for folks who like to see pretend aristocrats make horses walk sideways. And, they got into a snit when the City wouldn't spend $30 Million or so on a new venue for their hobby.

They CHOSE to move the BBQ to Truman Sports Complex -- and foolishly CHOSE to move the Parade from downtown KC out there to parade in a circle. DUH!

What if all the folks who didn't attend anything at the Royal now have a longer drive to not attend. Oh Woe! Don't let the barn door hit you on the way out.

Anonymous said...

Every property owner in Wyandotte County got screwed today that is not on Unified Government gravy train. Holland hates the middle class. You know the pitiful people who pay the bills. Can you buy BBQ with food stamps?

Holland speaks, “Our school district speaks 62 different languages by the children every single day.” How do you say corrupt city hall pigs in 62 languages?

Anonymous said...

LOL on the horse shit comment. Does anybody really come to KC to visit the American Royal? Their stats sound bogus like most in KC.

Anonymous said...

+1 on Phil's comment. This is just more propaganda from Governor Brownback who is trying to hide the consequences of his shameful policies.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Hey Tony-

What does the AR sell that will allow it to pay off those STAR bonds?

;)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you're trying to describe the sport of dressage? If so, stick with your beer, bean dip and the Chiefs.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City = Detroit

Anonymous said...

Another corporate raider shaking down city Hall for a handout? Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

If the Royal could have figured out an angle to make blacks king of the hill the city would be begging for them to stay and would throw in a huge tax give away too. Oh well! Never fear. Your tax dollars will work just fine at 18th and Vine.

Anonymous said...

Good point, 2:10, but no one cares about our rich history; just a generic, Any City, USA future.

Super Dave said...

Groucho, glad to see you over here posting some on the wild side of things. Hope you come back and post some things once in a while, have always enjoyed your views on things.


I think the AR going over to the Village West area by the Speedway is a win win for all. The location of the old AR was bad and to cramped for this event to have ever grown anymore than what it was. Out in western WYCO there is lots of room for parking and close places for eating and other things. I use to enjoy going to the AR long time ago but the hassles just got to be to much to deal with so I stopped going. I am really looking forward to this taking place.

Anonymous said...

Well, that makes if official. Like they did with the American Royal BBQ competition, yet another Kansas City, MO. classic bribed into moving someplace 10 times worse. Along with thousands of others, I will never set foot in American Royal or at the barbecue competition ever again.

Anonymous said...

Keeping the Royal around would seem to be better than the City investing in a convention hotel!

Anonymous said...

Smart move on the part of the American Royal to move to an area that is interested in promoting tourism and plenty of room for expansion. Because of Schlitterbahn & the soccer complex, new hotels are already going up fast.

Unknown said...

We are the real losers. You don't like your crime? Live with it.

George said...

We are the real losers. You don't like your crime? Live with it.

Anonymous said...

3:00 headline comment

You da' Man!
Help me pick up the slack around here.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is like the u.s goin to shit fast

Anonymous said...

This was bound to happen. Everybody knows minorities don't do horse shows. Not sure why, seeing as how dressage is horsie hip-hop, and the people who do it get all pimped out in top hats and shit.

Anonymous said...

They lied about the speedway and hide the bail out the multiple bankruptcies at the Legends. Their Mission Hills lawyers and finance boys are laughing all the way to their offshore accounts. Some people, the same people are going to make a huge amount of money off the development. After that, the already over taxed slobs of Wyandotte County will be paying for this crap big time.

Ho's for the finance pimps, that's the Unified Government in a nutshell.

p.s. local TV media, you're in the same category. Pimping for the UG again.