^ I was thinking the same thing with my earlier post, but I also wonder whether we should be running rail out to the suburbs at a huge cost instead of pushing for the stadiums to be moved closer in on existing transportation options. For the 100s of millions needed to run rail, I’d rather them spend money on a combined Chiefs/SKC stadium or Royals stadium. A rail line to the new airport could also be a better asset to the city. Will be interesting to see where this city goes in the next decade.
Agreed. I'm more interested in the transit implications being discussed than the World Cup bid, and would much prefer any investment in stadia and major event bids etc. be focused on downtown. We still need big ticket attractions such as pro sports downtown, and surely by the mid 2020s we will be seriously discussing at least a new MLB stadium. Sporting going to the Legends was such a major missed opportunity. I truly love Arrowhead and the K but if spending hundreds of millions, let's build new in a better location.
RE: World Cup - I can't see KC being selected as a host city for a combined North American World Cup bid, despite the beautiful new National Soccer facility etc. Would certainly be cool though, and the new airport, streetcar extension, and dramatically improved hotel situation will be in place by then.