Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Redux: COVID Killed Downtown Kansas City Royals Stadium Hype

The idea to return baseball to the urban core was always a long shot and it turns out it was easier to "convert" spaces for hobos.

Sadly, the developer-class haven't completely given up on the idea and it could qualify as one of the most futile "public works" projects launched amid the Biden Administration. But fans shouldn't hold their breath waiting for it.

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Why an award-winning KC firm designed a downtown Royals stadium (sky pool included) for free

Architecture is more than design - it's a business, the founder of Pendulum said: the business of balancing what's possible with what actually works. When Jonathan O'Neil Cole and his team at Pendulum Studio released concepts in July 2020 for a potential - and long-talked-about - downtown stadium for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, the award-winning architect didn't necessarily think the designs would ever come to fruition in the real world.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every architectural design is "award winning". The architect firm pays for advertising in the publication and then the publication makes their project "award winning".

Taxpayers should not have to expend $800 million on a new downtown stadium for a billionaire owner and millionaire ball players toss a baseball, scratch their balls and spit everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Hey, something good came out of Covid.

Anonymous said...

A few concept sketches is not a design, it is marketing. Marketing for a firm that is desperate for business as Pendulum is not a major player in the Sports Architecture business.

Anonymous said...

that new needed i-70 highway design for the area won't be award winning - a good way to lose a lot of friends and money, imo.

Anonymous said...

No one ever talks about who will pay for this $Billion boondoggle!!

If all these JoCos want it, let them pay for it!!!!!

Hyperblogal said...

This idea died because it was fatally stupid.

Anonymous said...

See you all at the groundbreaking!

The Real News.....Not The MSM Bullshit said...

^^^^^^^^^^^The Real Truth Right There

KC said...

Will the roof top pool be segregated? Asking for a white friend.

Anonymous said...

^^who? Your wife/ We know she likes those BBC's!

Anonymous said...

There will be no downtown stadium. Get over it couch potatoes!

Anonymous said...

I agree wit @ 9:18. It has always been a stupid idea since they decided to build the sports complex in the Leed's area.