As local propagandists tout the imaginary "East Village" connected to an even more fanatical downtown baseball stadium, don't expect to hear any griping about cash for pro sports like we did for Northland soccer that actually had a biz plan and a reasonable hope for long-term success.
Instead, local "news" supports a cottage industry of hacks who promote these projects that mostly, thankfully rarely come to pass and NEVER deliver the benefits that were initially advertised.
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Four teams of graduate students from top universities throughout North America are finalists in a design competition focused on concepts to redevelop the East Village area of downtown. Two of the submissions include locating a ballpark on the redevelopment site that's been frequently mentioned as a top candidate should the Royals choose ultimately to come downtown.