Thursday, January 09, 2020

Kansas City Would Rather Discuss Downtown Stadium Location Than Payment Plan

The longest bull market in American history can't last forever and income disparity along with EPIC JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES make paying big bucks for sports cash a tough sell . . . And so pundits and politicos love talking about eliminating parking lots but stay mum on how this project gets funded.

Hint: Expect the sell to include the same trick as New KCI wherein "taxpayers won't pay a dime" as funds magically disappear from The General fund by way of emergency ordinance.

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Possible downtown Royals stadium sites discussed

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A recent interview with the new owner of the Kansas City Royals is fueling renewed talk about a downtown stadium. John Sherman shared some thoughts on prospective sites for a ballpark. One site is off of 12th Street near the Federal Building and a block away from City Hall.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

We could tear down the P&L District in hopes that a Baseball Stadium there would eventually be able to pay for itself, but parking would be a problem then.

I would think the more logical choice would be to demolish everything in a area on the East Side so that rea could profit from the economic activity that would arise.

My suggestion would be to clear out several useless blocks from Truman Road south to the railroad tracks, between the Paseo and Prospect.

Anonymous said...

I don't want it on the east side unless the sight lines point downtown, which is iffy because baseball stadiums are supposed to face East to avoid the sun. If they're not going to put it directly downtown they may as well keep it where it is

Anonymous said...

If the money is there and Clay County had any interest, the best site is due East of the Wheeler downtown airport - along the north bank of the Missouri River. This is also an opportunity zone and would afford a skyline view while facing southeast. A pedestrian bridge could be built over the river to connect the city market and streetcar. Surface parking would be on the north side of the river for tailgating and a parking garage could be built on the south side - splitting up the parking on both sides of the river would reduce congestion. You would have access to 169 Hwy & 35/29 on the north side and 70/35 access on the south side as well as streetcar. Teams would literally cross the street to catch their charter out of Wheeler on get away days.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ @10:42 But it would also be subject to the reek from the "rotting ponds" east of the old Corn Products Plant (or Ingredien, or whatever its name is this year), that is listed as the worst air pollution site in the State by the Missouri Conservation Commission! Ask the people who were unfortunate enough to buy into the "Luxury Apartments" that were built in Berkeley Park.

Of course, the stench of the spoiled grain disintegrating in the sun is not quite as bad in the winter, so maybe the Baseball Commission would consider switching seasons to help out Kansas City's Team if the Stadium were to be located there.

northlander said...

With the high charges on Water& Sewer and the addition on property taxes who will be left to pay for another tax . many houses on the east side will be demolished once they go in disrepair .

Anonymous said...

I think they should put it out off of I-70 and blue ridge cutoff, good location and no homeless people to deal with..... wait, what? It’s there now? PERFECT!

End of discussion!

Anonymous said...

Step 1: build new downtown stadium
Step 2: suffer terrible attendance for a few years because nobody wants to go downtown and fight traffic
Step 3: sell the team and relocate it to somewhere else
Step 4: reflect about how nice the K was as a stadium back when KC had a professional baseball team

Anonymous said...

Fix the fucking potholes you assholes!!!

Anonymous said...

^^cry some more you little bitch!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ aint crying, and not a bitch you dumbass, and still fix the damn potholes before you even talk about a stadium,
Because I pay taxes unlike you bitch still living on your unemployment!

Anonymous said...

2:11 got knocked the fuck out like a little pussy.

Hyperblogal said...

Ideas like this lead me to conclude that drug use is far more widespread than I thought.

Anonymous said...

some movers and shakers moving and shaking for some deals downtown.
yeehaw!

Anonymous said...

Put the Paseo signs back up.

Anonymous said...

1. Baseball is a dying sport
2. There is no appetite for a Jack Co or bi-state tax.
3. David Glass did not rise from from humble roots to run the largest retail business on the planet because he is stupid. He multiplied his money selling it to a big bunch of local chumps.

Anonymous said...


Right Kansas City lets put the horse before the cart.

Anonymous said...

This nails it.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!

DramavilleKC said...

Why don't these geniuses put it over by where Municipal Stadium used to be. God knows there is plenty of space and that area needs a come up.

Anonymous said...

Will it have bike lanes around it?

Anonymous said...

Local Architecture and Construction firms will spend a couple of $$$ million advertising to convince local government that Royals Stadium should be relocated downtown. Stupid waste of taxpayer funds.

Still think this huge property tax increase we are all suffering will be used for downtown Royals Stadium.

Anonymous said...

There will be lots of local government officials getting rich from kickbacks from firms involved in building a new Royal's Stadium downtown. Taxpayer's will lose.

Anonymous said...

The city/county isn't going to build a stadium and just hand it to the team. They will lease it to them, just like they do at the Truman Sports Complex.

They won't built it until the lease is signed. Bonds to pay for construction would be revenue bonds backed by the lease payments, not general obligation bonds, so no public treasury would be at risk.