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by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Downtown ballpark and condos

The point is only pointless because that’s how every campaign starts. Of course in the beginning you’ll your lowest point- people only know what they have right now, which is Kauffman. The key is then persuading people by: 1. showing visuals of the new world-class stadium they're missing out on 2. ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Downtown ballpark and condos

3. Chiefs are gonna be twice as expensive than Royals will be and will bring in far less tax. Why pay double for something that returns less revenue & growth to you? Regarding the taxes generated people need to consider a few things: Although there are fewer home games for football the football cro...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

And, yes re (1)/$$, if completely privately financed--the free Maserati approach--I think we'd all be game. According to this poll that's not the case. https://www.kmbc.com/article/survey-shows-kansas-citians-not-enthusiastic-about-downtown-stadium-royals/37671237 "A new survey shows Kansas Citians...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 1263
Views: 160104

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The biggest thing will be facial recognition, but we're so big in security theater I don't know if they'll ever automate. Recently getting off a cruise ship I went through a test conducted by Customs if I remember correctly. Compared present day photo to passport photo. Not sure of what they were a...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Downtown ballpark and condos

And that's not the only poll either. As I mentioned before, KSHB's twitter poll got a pretty sizable majority supporting the downtown stadium with almost 1000 votes. Eric Bunch even tweeted he was amazed by how many more open people are now to the idea than 10 years ago. These polls are really mean...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

I see another major renovation of the sports complex in the coming years. Probably an extension of the existing reno tax. And probably 1/2 to 3/4 billion in renovations for both stadiums combined. I still think a downtown baseball stadium is a pipe dream for KC. Just way too many obstacles (money, ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

I think they have two places in mind, and know their preferred one. However, the second one is still an option and the final choice will be based on where the financing package comes from. My bet is their preference is the East Village in downtown with Jackson County financing it. Their second choi...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Poll shows support for NKC to secede from KC
Replies: 35
Views: 928

Re: Poll shows support for NKC to secede from KC

Got a question. When did NKC, which to many is for North Kansas City, become part of KC? Believe the topic heading should be "Poll shows support for KCN to secede from KC". Or should be Kansas City Northland.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Downtown ballpark and condos

I'd bet the majority are for it. Social media is a super poor way to judge anything public opinion wise. Majority of who? I think it all depends on where the people live who take the poll. If it is of people who live in central KC it just might be the majority. If it is all of KC residents it just ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

flyingember wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:22 am

The new football stadium in LA is privately owned and funded.
That's football not baseball. Big difference. Plus that stadium will house two teams not one.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NBA to Kansas City
Replies: 89
Views: 3603

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Counter-argument would be that one of the reason the arena is busy filled with so many events is because it’s basically an NBA arena with no NBA or NHL team, so they can fill it alot more. And tbh, even if we had to, I think we’d still all rather see a team than a couple extra concerts- as for the ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

There has already been hundreds of thousands spent behind the scenes by a group working on a downtown stadium. They’re not going to release a plan or site location until it’s a nice and neat package. Like all stadiums it will be a public-private partnership but the ownership group will technically ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

Not necessarily. If the city owns it then the city can get stuck with a stadium it has to maintain. Look at how long Kemper sat mostly unused with the city owing money on it. Look at how the city backed P&L and owed money when the district didn’t earn enough. We don’t want to own the stadium, the t...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

I don't think the stadium will be owned by the city. Tax revenues from a surrounding redevelopment district will pay for the stadium debt issuance. We clearly do not sell enough seats reguarly to really need a 35,000 seat stadium. Not as bad as Tampa Bay or Miami but we are one of the worst in atte...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

If KC wants to have the only minor league park in MLB, then it's probably not a MLB market anymore. New stadiums in MLB are already corrected for modern baseball. That's why they are 35k now instead of 45-60k. I would still love to see a new downtown ballpark, but I don't see how KC pulls it off. I...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 199
Views: 48236

Re: Affordable Housing

If there is a tax of that type, it needs to be applied to SFH to some extent. The tax also needs to escalate for each square foot of that specific house--in increments, as well as each square foot of lot sizes. People who build 4000 square foot houses should pay much more tax than 2000 sq. foot hou...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

Given that Glendale has rejected extending the Coyotes lease after this upcoming season makes the downtown discussion of a sports team in the KC arena and a downtown baseball stadium very interesting. I wonder what applies to hockey games and ticket buyer spending in Glendale would also apply to bas...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1239
Views: 251475

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

I think a big question would be does Troost still remain the dividing line between the 3rd and 4th Districts?
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Sporting Kansas City
Replies: 794
Views: 134768

Re: Sporting Kansas City

Yeah but Nashville is way way too close to the Memphis Grizzles to hold a team. The two cities are just over three hours away from each other and in two different TV markets so that would be enough of a separation. I wouldn't be surprised if many are looking forward to seeing games between the two,...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown ballpark and condos
Replies: 705
Views: 91712

Re: Future Stadium Plans: Chiefs and Royals

Need a stadium that is right sized for market realties. Don’t think that will be $1 billion. My source for redevelopment district + abatement is very very knowledgeable on the subject. Not sure tax abatement means anything if the stadium is government owned. Now surrounding land being developed is ...