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Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:00 am
by loftguy
I adore his sick perv fantasies!...............sincerely, Hillary (I'm on top)

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:50 am
by taxi
Will Bill start wearing a dress?

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:32 pm
by chingon
Please don't ruin my pipe-dream downtown baseball fantasy thread by introducing the thought of either Clinton.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:45 pm
by taxi
Make downtown great again!

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:57 am
by DaveKCMO
the city manager mentioned that "land banking discussions have started" for downtown baseball at this month's Downtowners luncheon (he was the speaker). "2033 will be here before you know it."

just a hunch, but i think the north loop removal spot is probably their top choice since the adjacent vacant parcels are mostly under single ownership (tower/commerce) and they're big royals boosters.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 am
by KCFan
DaveKCMO wrote:the city manager mentioned that "land banking discussions have started" for downtown baseball at this month's Downtowners luncheon (he was the speaker). "2033 will be here before you know it."

just a hunch, but i think the north loop removal spot is probably their top choice since the adjacent vacant parcels are mostly under single ownership (tower/commerce) and they're big royals boosters.


I also perked up when I heard the city manager say that. I agree on the north loop, but also think East Village is in play (or that area).

Also, I had talked to a downtown baseball booster a while back and I got the idea that the Royals would likely get cut in on a downtown development (whether it's retail/office/condos/etc) to help make downtown baseball even more profitable because no doubt Glass will have to kick in more money.

I'm really interested to see what types of plans/locations they come up with because I really think they try to make some decisions in the next 5 years and then you're looking at probably 3 years after that to get it built. Whatever they do, I bet we have something built in the next 10 years.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:47 am
by chingon
The correct answer remains between Truman and 18th, from Paseo to 71.

Shut this thread down now.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am
by flyingember
So you're ok with a giant freeway project in that area? Access to that spot isn't very good today. It's why in the car era it's not redeveloping.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 pm
by chingon
flyingember wrote:So you're ok with a giant freeway project in that area? Access to that spot isn't very good today. It's why in the car era it's not redeveloping.


Access to that spot is excellent and nearly identical to Kauffman.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:14 pm
by grovester
chingon wrote:The correct answer remains between Truman and 18th, from Paseo to 71.

Shut this thread down now.


That is a great spot.

I'd explore building it over the rail trench north of 22nd as well.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:01 pm
by taxi
It would be like Knuckleheads when they train passes (under). Perhaps the organ player would jive with the rhythms that the driver made.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:54 pm
by aknowledgeableperson
"I'm really interested to see what types of plans/locations they come up with because I really think they try to make some decisions in the next 5 years and then you're looking at probably 3 years after that to get it built. Whatever they do, I bet we have something built in the next 10 years."

How do you propose the teams gets out of its lease with the county? Then you have the matter of how to pay for it. Given the cost of new stadiums now just think of what the cost and features it will have to have a decade from now.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:17 pm
by flyingember
Lease ends 2030

That's 13 years. So planning for 10 years is about right because there will be some kind of delay.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm
by flyingember
https://twitter.com/KCLibrary/status/85 ... 68/photo/1

Library posted a photo of one of the older stadiums in KC (didn't check which one). Notice all the parking around it and how all the cars are parked crazy tight

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:39 pm
by WSPanic
The photo says Opening Day '55 - A's/Tigers. So, would have to be Municipal Stadium at 22nd and Brooklyn, I would think.

That is some crazy parking. Some of those cars are not going to be able to leave early to beat traffic.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:59 am
by brewcrew1000
WSPanic wrote:The photo says Opening Day '55 - A's/Tigers. So, would have to be Municipal Stadium at 22nd and Brooklyn, I would think.

That is some crazy parking. Some of those cars are not going to be able to leave early to beat traffic.


I'm sure people weren't in a hurry back in those days and most didn't probably live 20-30 miles away from the Stadium.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:27 am
by grovester
Parking back then was a service not just a lot. You'd drop your car and the attendant would park it. When you came back, he'd get it and bring it to you. Shuffling cars to do this was a skill and an art form.

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:17 pm
by pash
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