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CHECK THIS BIG PICTURE QUESTION ABOUT THE SO-CALLED DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE NOW THAT LOCAL BIG 12 SCHEMES ARE BUSTED!!!
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What's the narrative now about the Sprint (T-Mobile) Center?
I remember when Kay Barnes and Steve Glorioso convinced the town into voting yes for the Sprint Center, I kept hearing over and over the phrase, "If you build it, a team will come." I like many in this town bought it, hook, line and sinker. So we built it, and after ten years with no NBA or NHL franchise to call KC home something interesting happend, the narrative as to why the arena was built changed. No longer was it to bring a new team into town. No longer was it bult to be an anchor and help attendance with the Power and Light District. No, we built the arena to now keep the Big 12 basketball tournament from leaving. And again, many in the town bought it.
So now that Texas and Oklahoma has told the Sisters of the Poor in the conference, "So Long SUCKERS," what will be the narrative now for the arena?
Even the biggest Big 12 apologist like Kevin Keitzman say the conference is going the way of the Dodo. And adding more Sisters of the Poor like Memphis, Houston, SMU or New Mexico will not bring in more TV money for the Big 12.
So, five years from now when the Big 12 is no more. KU is in the Big 10, K-State is in the AAC or Mountain West and Seattle and Las Vegas get new NBA franchises . . .
What's arena's story?
You decide . . .