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Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:35 am
by brewcrew1000
This should be a shirt - Midwesterner's "Keeping Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood and Rainforest Cafe open since the early 90's"

Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:48 am
by earthling
"Kansas City, not New York, is the capital of college basketball"

https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnis ... 1.13307435

B12 Tourney 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:14 pm
by Highlander
So how is this going this year? Anybody noticing the influx of people into KC for the tourney? I've been talking to a friend who is a UT fan in KC for the first time. He and his family are incredibly impressed with KC. They especially thought the mix of older and newer buildings was interesting as it's something they lack in Houston. They've been extremely pleased with dining scene too (I think they ate at Farmhouse and Jack Stacks). Anybody have any interaction with B12 tourney fans this week?

Re: B12 Tourney 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:14 am
by flyingember
Highlander wrote:So how is this going this year? Anybody noticing the influx of people into KC for the tourney? I've been talking to a friend who is a UT fan in KC for the first time. He and his family are incredibly impressed with KC. They especially thought the mix of older and newer buildings was interesting as it's something they lack in Houston. They've been extremely pleased with dining scene too (I think they ate at Farmhouse and Jack Stacks). Anybody have any interaction with B12 tourney fans this week?

I now work at crown center with a view of children's mercy so if there's a big event I get notices around parking. Saw the OU team bus parked yesterday morning. Not a huge influx on my schedule this week, probably more people coming in the evening before.

Then I needed to detour toward the Paseo after work (sewing machine pickup, that business at Truman/US 71 needs to be highlighted more for sticking it out in downtown). Saw A LOT of people around 4:30 crossing 670 at Oak and walking east along the printing plant. So people are doing quite a bit of walking away from the arena. Based on the route, they're probably exiting out of the Oak side and walking toward Crown Center or parking in less busy areas of the east crossroads.

Shows there's an opportunity along Truman Rd just east of downtown.

Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:59 pm
by earthling
I work in The CBD/Loop now and see more streetcar traffic but they are only running 3 trains at the moment. Was thinking all 4 were running last year.

Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:25 pm
by beautyfromashes
They really should give a tutorial on how to drive in the city before the Big 12 tourney each year.

Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:56 pm
by AllThingsKC
I haven't really noticed an "influx" of out of towners this year. It's been mostly local fans of the various teams. Still a lot of people, just not as many from out of town as in past years.

Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:11 pm
by grovester
Tickets were readily available this year for some reason.

Re: Big 12 Tournament

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:25 am
by brewcrew1000
Tickets were easily available for 5-15 in the upper and ends of lower level. I think a big reason is Iowa State having a down year. They are one of biggest reasons for big attendance, some isu plan vacations around the big 12 tourney