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TSC Renovations

Postby jj116533 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:03 pm

Here is a link to the website that has all of the official renovations that will be coming to Kauffman i am still searching for arrowheads. I do have one question, are the stadiums (and the sprint center, if you know) going to get those skinny TV strips (i think they are called video boards) that wrap around the stadium.  In Arrowhead they would be where the hall of fame names are, they are or i would presume go on the bare cement that each new deck is on. Does anyone know?
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Postby KansasCityCraka » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:28 am

those things have been on the royals website for over 3 months now.
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Postby shinatoo » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:57 am

Chef and I had a mini discussion about how I though the Royals should be reducing seats insted of increasing them to create more of a demand and increase presales. Chef thought it was more important to have those seats for the big series like with St.Lou and opening day. (Four games a year playing as they are.)

Anyway, I found a good article supporting my argument. Plus there is a link to Rob and Rany talking about the same thing.

http://money.cnn.com/2006/04/14/commentary/column_sportsbiz/column_sportsbiz/

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Postby KCMax » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:00 pm

I love Rob Neyer, and he's usually dead on, but I think he's picking nits here. These new bullpen seats will be good revenue generators, and will probably be sold out most of the year. I don't think anyone will be able to casually think they can get these seats on gameday. The trend of reducing seating is reducing upper deck level cheap seats because they are cheap, less frequently used, and there are too many of them, creating less demand, and a bad atmosphere.

Increasing seating in the bullpens is probably a good idea. Increasing seating in the upper decks would be a bad idea.
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Postby shinatoo » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:05 pm

And how good of an idea is moving the bullpens to the foul lines so that you have people walking up and down blocking the view of some of the best seats in baseball.

I like how the new Busch has the bullpens oriented longways in the outfield. I just don't think we need them on the foul lines.
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Re: THE RENOVATIONS

Postby AF » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:46 pm

I think the part that Rob and Rany left out is that for how many seats are being added, about the same number are being subtracted from the upperdeck. i think they are building a group area or moving part of the press box to the top of the K.

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Postby lock+load » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:13 pm

KCMax wrote:I love Rob Neyer, and he's usually dead on, but I think he's picking nits here. These new bullpen seats will be good revenue generators, and will probably be sold out most of the year. I don't think anyone will be able to casually think they can get these seats on gameday. The trend of reducing seating is reducing upper deck level cheap seats because they are cheap, less frequently used, and there are too many of them, creating less demand, and a bad atmosphere.

Increasing seating in the bullpens is probably a good idea. Increasing seating in the upper decks would be a bad idea.


And why will these bullpen seats be any more popular than the old GA seats?  There is hardly anyone in the old GA seats most games, save the front couple of rows.  Why sit out there when you can set behind home or behind a dugout for $7?

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Postby kard » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:33 pm

Question:  Has anyone who's sat in Old GA actually enjoyed the view?  A buddy and I saw there once and thought it was horrible.  You've VERY far out.  We moved in closer down the line.
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Postby StL_Dan » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:40 pm

Kard wrote:Question:  Has anyone who's sat in Old GA actually enjoyed the view?  A buddy and I saw there once and thought it was horrible.  You've VERY far out.  We moved in closer down the line.


I sat in section 144 aisle seats this season when the Royals hosted the ChiSox.  They were awesome.  It's as close as a guy can get to sitting in "bleachers" at Kauffman.

Unfortunately, Thome didn't hit a bomb that day.  But, it was fun watching the crowd interact with Reggie Sanders.   
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Postby Maitre D » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:52 pm

KCMax wrote:I love Rob Neyer, and he's usually dead on, but I think he's picking nits here. These new bullpen seats will be good revenue generators, and will probably be sold out most of the year. I don't think anyone will be able to casually think they can get these seats on gameday.....

.....Increasing seating in the bullpens is probably a good idea.


You've gone mad, Max.

Nutsoid.  Won't even sell 1/5th of those during a year.
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Postby MidWestSider » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:54 pm

Quotes from Kenny Harris (vice president of facilities for the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority)

"You ought to have the officials from Kansas City come out here so we can show them how to do it,â€

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Postby Boognish » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:50 am

[quote="MidWestSider"]
Quotes from Kenny Harris (vice president of facilities for the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority)

"You ought to have the officials from Kansas City come out here so we can show them how to do it,â€

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Postby KCPowercat » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:05 pm

maybe they can get more than 10k into their new "our grass moves" stadium.....the team obviously isn't pulling in a crowd.
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Postby Maitre D » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:14 pm

KCPowercat wrote:maybe they can get more than 10k into their new "our grass moves" stadium.....the team obviously isn't pulling in a crowd.



9188 at Kauffman tonite.

So, consider that too.
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Postby KCPowercat » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:23 pm

weren't they talking football stadiums? 

After I posted that I thought I should have added "maybe Kauffman should try it"...and yes I was one of the 9k there tonight...great game.
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Postby Maitre D » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:26 pm

Exactly.  You implied under 10k isn't a crowd.  And you're right.
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Postby KCPowercat » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:29 pm

well football crowds and baseball crowds are completely different.  81 vs. 8 game....avg. nfl vs. mlb game attenadance....I think we'd all agree 10k in football is much worse than 10k in baseball.
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Postby Maitre D » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:50 pm

You're backpedaling a bit, but yeah, I would agree there.

No NFL team gets 10K anyway, so the point was kinda moot to begin with.
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Postby KCPowercat » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:56 pm

I'm not backpeddling about anything....the conversation was about the Arizona Cardinals talking about arrowhead......this is idiotic to even respond to.....whatever, done. 
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