Here's an axiom to provide us a sense of "place" in this discussion . . .
NOBODY MAKING LESS THAN 100K PER YEAR THINKS A DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY STADIUM IS A GOOD IDEA & MOST PEOPLE RESENT THE ELITIST IDEA!!!
I've lived in this town my whole live . . . Hated every vacation I was forced to take and I'm certain in my bones that only the most vapid, self-obsessed and/or bribed people think this is a good idea.
Caveat . . .
TKC is totally open for bribes from Major League Baseball and I look forward to working with the Royals given that Dayton Moore's UPWARD FAILURE has provided inspiration for all of us who rarely stumble upon good ideas.
Make the check out to cash.
But I digress . . .
The point here is that the downtown stadium proposal is a callous, tone-deaf and mostly insulting idea which might be the worst slap in the face the Royals have given Kansas City since most of the team was on coke back in the 80s — When, in fact, they did slap quite a few people in the face. After all, to quote Rick James, cocaine is a hell of a drug.
Even better . . .
The public reaction hasn't been mixed. It has been overwhelmingly negative and provides evidence of yet another misstep by the local losing team that's still attempting to garner street cred because they were lucky once in 30 years.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Tuesday, before the Kansas City Royals took on the Oakland Athletics, tailgaters saw the announcement that the team is reviewing new options for the team to play at. Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman announced Tuesday that those include downtown Kansas City.
The possibility of a downtown ballpark in Kansas City is getting mixed reactions tonight. "I don't think the Royals should build a stadium downtown. I think they should stay where they're at," said Taylor Carrell, Royals fan. "I think it would be a good idea, a lot of big cities have that smaller downtown stadium," said Mark Siedlik, Royals fan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman said during a press conference on Tuesday, he wants the stadium to be in a place with meaningful community impact and economic growth that benefits the region. One of those places could be downtown Kansas City.
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