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Monday, February 25, 2019

Kansas City should talk about a downtown baseball stadium | The Kansas City Star

The whole editorial is pretty funny.

How close is this to the actual conversation?

Schulte: Hey, Mr. Glass. Do you have a problem with us handing over millions of taxpayer dollars to you?

Glass: How much can you give us? Give us some options.

Here’s the latest on the prospects for a downtown baseball stadium: Royals owner David Glass hasn’t ruled it out.

City Manager Troy Schulte said his conversations with Glass associates have left the door open to that possibility.

“He (Glass) is saying, `Give us some options,’” Schulte said. “He has not said no.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2019 at 10:25 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: royals, stadium deals

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   1. philevans3154 Posted: February 25, 2019 at 10:37 AM (#5817844)
They've got to work fast, because by 2031, billionaires might not be interested in getting free money.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 25, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5817850)
By 2032, Kauffman will be as old as Wrigley Field was in 1978!
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: February 25, 2019 at 02:06 PM (#5817962)
The author even goes so far as to suggest that Kansas City, KS should help pay for the new stadium that he wants built in Kansas City, MO. That seems... optimistic. The author also says that the Chiefs will need to be in on the fun as well, meaning that the total cost will exceed that of KC's new airport terminal, which is apparently something like $1.5 billion. And that the ultimate decision will be made by David Glass, who has to consider the trade off of lowered parking revenue vs a higher downtown attendance.

The author is awfully eager to spend a couple billion dollars of other peoples' money so that David Glass can make more money than his parking lots currently bring in.
   4. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: February 25, 2019 at 03:54 PM (#5818026)
The author is awfully eager to spend a couple billion dollars of other peoples' money so that David Glass can make more money than his parking lots currently bring in.

If we aren't helping the richest Americans become richer, we have failed as a nation.
   5. Dale Sams Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:04 PM (#5818033)
Im sorry...did they not JUST renovate the stadium some ten years ago??
   6. villageidiom Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:13 PM (#5818037)
Kansas City should talk about a downtown baseball stadium
Yes they should, but mostly about how they don't need one.
   7. Perry Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:22 PM (#5818042)
Maybe they should pick up and move the perfectly good one they just spent $250 million renovating.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5818043)


When the leases expire in 2031, the twin stadiums will be 60 years old. That’s awfully long in the tooth, and it makes the prospect of another extensive renovation questionable.


Wait til they hear how old Fenway and Wrigley are! Tear down those trash heaps!

FWIW, this sounds like it is being pushed by the City Manager (who has a lot of power in a weak-mayor form of government that KC has) and a few wealthy property owners. The Royals sound receptive to it because, hey, who wouldn't want millions of dollars of free money for a brand new house? Why the Star is going along with this is beyond me. I was very much on board with a downtown stadium 15 years ago, but with downtown already having been revitalized, and with the K looking great after renovations, I don't see the reason now.
   9. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: February 25, 2019 at 11:22 PM (#5818162)
Is that new airport terminal any closer to the city? People think DEN is far from downtown Denver, I'm sure it is slightly further from downtown than KCI is from KC, but it's a haul.
   10. bachslunch Posted: February 26, 2019 at 03:51 AM (#5818188)
What they need is reliable public transportation to and from the stadium. If memory, it’s one of the few (IIRC Texas is also one) that doesn’t have this nowadays.

And yeah, the airport is a long ways away from the city.
   11. manchestermets Posted: February 26, 2019 at 06:43 AM (#5818192)
Why the Star is going along with this is beyond me.


Hey, who wouldn't want a nice new stadium with a shiny press box with all the most modern facilities, plus all the various schmoozing opportunities that will no doubt go along with the development?
   12. Hysterical & Useless Posted: February 26, 2019 at 01:05 PM (#5818346)
When the leases expire in 2031, the twin stadiums will be 60 years old. That’s awfully long in the tooth, and it makes the prospect of another extensive renovation questionable.


I remember the big whoop-de-doo here in NYC when the Brooklyn Bridge turned 100. That was almost 40 years ago now.
   13. RoyalFlush Posted: February 26, 2019 at 01:23 PM (#5818364)
Is that new airport terminal any closer to the city? People think DEN is far from downtown Denver, I'm sure it is slightly further from downtown than KCI is from KC, but it's a haul.


Same spot. About 18 miles from downtown KCMO. DIA is about 25 miles, I think. Comparable.

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