Thursday, June 14, 2018

TKC FACT CHECK: WORLD CUP WILL COST KANSAS CITY AT LEAST $35-55-MILLION!!! DO WE LIKE SOCCER THAT MUCH???

It's amazing that nearly NONE OF THE LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS ARE REPORTING THE POTENTIAL PRICE-TAG for this event but instead focus on City Hall tourism hype.

Just a quick juxtaposition of expenses:

GN - Hosting part of 2026 FIFA World Cup to cost $35-$55 million: City report

Montreal is on the hook for $150-MILLION . . . Meanwhile, even some of the best media outlets lead with press release copy:

Kansas City In The Running To Host World Cup Soccer In 2026

Kansas City could see World Cup soccer action in 2026 now that FIFA has officially selected the "United Bid" of Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the event eight years from now. The FIFA Congress selected the United Bid over a bid from Morocco in a 134-65 vote early Wednesday morning.

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Soccer is for pussies. It is such a pussy sport even France and England are good at it. Why would we pay to host a third world sport? Real football is always right around the corner when the World Cup is going on.

Anonymous said...

Oh No!!! Not on my watch!! No way!!! I'm not for getting anything evar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Granger said...

For Montreal: "On the other hand, the city can expect up to $210,000,000 in revenue to flow in from visitors and spectators."

I can see both sides though, in KC the poor are left to shoulder the tax burden.

Anonymous said...

We don't have enough sex workers to service the 25 million tourist we already get annually.

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know about that...you mother gets it done son!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

World Cup is notorious from ripping off cities. Sad thing is, the people who are leading this parade are FIRST in line to rip off taxpayers too.

Anonymous said...

^^^OK Because you say so. You're on here, so that tells us all we need to know about you.

Anonymous said...

Fuck soccer. Third world sport. Nobody in America gives a fuck about it unless they are too big of a pussy to have played football.

Anonymous said...

^^^says the retard with CTE...duh da foosball ..it...be ..duh..all good-n-stuff.. duh...doy...

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Wow, stunning insight from a retard every bit as dumb as you, Thanks for that..whatever the fuck it was.

Anonymous said...

KCMO won't see anything, the Stadium is in KCKS.
KCMO shouldn't have to spend a dime!

Anonymous said...

3:44 Arrowhead, dummy, and no a 3rd world sport is not worth that much to the city.

Anonymous said...

But, Arrowhead is a wreck!
Its management needs an increase in KC's annual support in order to maintain it, or they'll have to move the Team out of Town.
How could Soccer be played there?

Anonymous said...

Funny how you left out the estimated fiscal benefit in your headline. Are you just against everything economic development activity in kansas city? Think of all the streetcar riders if we host the World Cup!!!

Anonymous said...

What did the city do with all the money it made from the world series and all star game? NOTHING!!!

Anonymous said...

Start buying soccer stuff SLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dint work with Amazon but don't give up!!!!!!!!!! Tulsa won, but here's your chance to redeem yourself before you leave office. Buy the shit outta soccer shit.

Then shooters have to get busy and kill each other before it gets close to time to pick city. Tulsa will still probably win.

Barney Frank said...

The matches will be at Arrowhead,tool.