Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

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Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby KCMax » Wed May 09, 2007 3:41 pm

Maitre D wrote:
He's lying.  I went to a game there and there are indeed, parking structures very close by.  If you don't believe me, just ask how the Ravens football stadium (basically next door) can accomodate crowds of 70K w/o ample parking.


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Are they owned by the team? I've been to a few O's game. I can't recall if there is a stadium for the garage or no - I never parked in it because there are $5 private lots within an easy walk of the stadium.
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Postby chrizow » Wed May 09, 2007 3:58 pm

KCMax wrote:Busch Stadium II doesn't have dedicated parking does it? Do any of St. Louis' downtown arenas have dedicated parking? Seems like the Midwestern yokels in St. Louis figured it out, I don't see why us hayseeds in Kansas City couldn't.


Busch has a gargantuan parking garage next to it that is used for games.  there are other parking options in the area as well.

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Postby KC0KEK » Wed May 09, 2007 4:21 pm

Tosspot wrote:It'll do the citizenry's cellulite some good to actually walk two or three blocks.


Agreed. I'm also not disputing that the reality is that there's plenty of parking near the SC. But this is one of those examples of where perception is more important than reality: If downtown parking near the SC is perceived to be in short supply, why wouldn't AEG or someone else look to turn that perception into a business opportunity by building a garage next door? (Assuming that one isn't already planned or there.) There's money to be made by capitalizing on a perception even when it doesn't reflect reality.

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Postby KC0KEK » Wed May 09, 2007 4:22 pm

LenexatoKCMO wrote:Hell, if there are enough suckers willing to pay $35 so they don't have to waddle their fat ass three blocks,  I would think any team would want to be in on that action. 


Exactly my point.

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Postby 49r » Wed May 09, 2007 4:24 pm

KC0KEK wrote:So they're using public parking nearby? If so, and if you owned that facility and/or the team, wouldn't you want to try to get a share of the parking revenue by building a garage?


That's actually a pretty fair point.  Maybe the answer is one of two things.

1).  The choice had to be made between building a parking structure connected to the Sprint Center or building the College Basketball HOF,

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2).  The local (meaning within a block or two of the arena) market for parking is already so oversaturated that it wouldn't have been profitable to build an attached garage.  It's funny how smart people who invest hundreds of millions of dollars into a civic project can be about economics stuff like that...

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Postby KC0KEK » Wed May 09, 2007 4:25 pm

KCMax wrote:Do any of St. Louis' downtown arenas have dedicated parking?


I'm almost positive that Kiel/Savvis/Scottrade does. As I recall, it's even attached to the arena.

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Postby LenexatoKCMO » Wed May 09, 2007 4:28 pm

I guess it becomes a question of what "dedicated' means - out of the five adjacent blocks to the sprint center, all five of them will have parking available in various quantities. 

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Postby Paintfumes » Wed May 09, 2007 6:34 pm

kcdcchef wrote:my god you are such a joke, so ignorant it is funny.

get out of your dumbass suburban mindset. not every structure needs its own parking. downtown has tens of thousands of parking spots. very few buildings in downtown kansas city, or any downtown in america, have their own parking.

new york city has no parking garage specifically for madison square garden. guess they are wrong too fumes.

are you allergic to parking your car at the town pavilion garage, or just too lazy? stay in buckner and see your tractor pull there.


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Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby kcdcchef » Wed May 09, 2007 9:00 pm

Maitre D wrote:
He's lying.  I went to a game there and there are indeed, parking structures very close by.  If you don't believe me, just ask how the Ravens football stadium (basically next door) can accomodate crowds of 70K w/o ample parking.


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show me one single dedicated parking structure to m&t stadium or oriole park. none. many large ones nearby, dippy, just like town pavilion garage, along with many, many, MANY MANY MANY others nearby sprint center.

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Postby Paintfumes » Wed May 09, 2007 11:57 pm

this is going to be so humiliating when they get everything done downtown with the P and L District. That there will be no parking. Once again lets thank the planning department for there well thought out plans. The cities kcdcchef announce are bigger than little Kansas City.
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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby KCPowercat » Thu May 10, 2007 12:20 am

KC0KEK wrote:If the SC doesn't have a dedicated garage next door, that seems like a wasted opportunity. Lots of people would pay a premium for that proximity. (As I recall, Kiel/Savvis/Scottrade has one attached, as do a few other newer arenas.) Sure, there are plenty of places nearby to park, but why would the SC's owners not try to capture that revenue?


Right across the street is a 5 story underground garage...dedicated to events at the sprint center and P&L district....(H&R employee parking during the day).  Just to the north is an 8 story garage that will be used.

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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby kcdcchef » Thu May 10, 2007 7:37 am

Paintfumes wrote:this is going to be so humiliating when they get everything done downtown with the P and L District. That there will be no parking. Once again lets thank the planning department for there well thought out plans. The cities kcdcchef announce are bigger than little Kansas City.


you are an idiot. baltimore is HARDLY so much more huge then kansas city. or cleveland, where, there are NO dedicated garages near the jake or browns stadium. pittsburgh has ONE dedicated garage, less then 1000 spots, and ONLY built it because it was part of the all star game festivities deal.

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Postby anniewarbucks » Thu May 10, 2007 10:21 am

chrizow wrote:Busch has a gargantuan parking garage next to it that is used for games.  there are other parking options in the area as well.

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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby chrizow » Thu May 10, 2007 11:10 am

most of those "Ps" are still valid and indicate parking for Busch III.  there is a LOT of parking within a couple of blocks of the stadium, just like there is a LOT of parking within a few blocks of the Sprint Center.

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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby Maitre D » Thu May 10, 2007 12:11 pm

chrizow wrote:most of those "Ps" are still valid and indicate parking for Busch III.  there is a LOT of parking within a couple of blocks of the stadium, just like there is a LOT of parking within a few blocks of the Sprint Center.



But it's a little easier to walk outside when it's between April and September.

Not so much when there's a howling 25mph wind on a freezing January nite, as you walk into Hall & Oates Reunion at SC.
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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Thu May 10, 2007 12:21 pm

Maitre D wrote:
But it's a little easier to walk outside when it's between April and September.

Not so much when there's a howling 25mph wind on a freezing January nite, as you walk into Hall & Oates Reunion at SC.


Not a problem - if anyone ever managed to force me to a Hall & Oates Reunion concert, you can bet your ass I will be wasted enough not to hear the music, let alone feel the chill.  :lol:

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Postby chrizow » Thu May 10, 2007 1:05 pm

Maitre D wrote:Not so much when there's a howling 25mph wind on a freezing January nite, as you walk into Hall & Oates Reunion at SC.


i'm not sure i am worried about someone who refuses to walk 2-3 blocks on a winter evening.  people seem to think it's okay to walk such distances on the plaza or a lowe's parking lot in belton.  short of a covered skywalk connecting the parking garage to the inside of the arena, this is as good as it can get.

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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby 49r » Thu May 10, 2007 1:43 pm

how about a tunnel under grand from the p&l garage to Sprint Center...and maybe even one extending on to the Town Center garage?  Is that connected enough?

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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby KCTigerFan » Thu May 10, 2007 2:47 pm

I don't think we need tunnels or skywalks.  They just lead to less vibrancy on the street which is the last thing downtown needs.  We need all the people we can get walking around.

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Re: Sprint Center parking (from Renovations thread)

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Thu May 10, 2007 2:57 pm

exactly - and if an event attracts the sort of crowd that doesn't want to walk accross the street in the rain or cold - there is always valet.  The high-maintenance chumps will like that better than a tunnel anyway. 


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