Thursday, May 23, 2019
TKC QUESTION: WILL NFL DRAFT REALLY EARN KANSAS CITY $200-MILLION OR COST TAXPAYERS BIG BUCKS TO FINANCE?!?!
A recent announcement about the NFL auction of college dudes created a great deal of hype but not a lot of concern about the COSTS Kansas City taxpayers will incur as a result of the vaguely homoerotic festival of big money footballers.
While there's no doubt the draft should bring a great deal of attention to Kansas City. The better journalists in Nashville reveal the hidden price tag of the NFL draft is in the MILLIONS.
Some of the complaints about the hype regarding the event:
They don’t tally up all the costs, including government, business and entertainment closures; traffic congestion; and expenditures on police and security.
They skip over how much spending — especially on hotels — ends up in the pockets of distant corporations.
Meanwhile, local news is playing the cheerleader:
Fox4KC: ‘A controlled madhouse’: 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City could have $200M impact
Newspaper: Chiefs president on landing NFL Draft in KC: Lamar Hunt is ‘looking down and smiling’
KSHB: NFL Draft expected to generate millions of dollars for Kansas City economy
You decide . . .