MichaelÂ® wrote:Isn't Dallas/Ft Worth the 5th largest metro in the country?
KC can't pull this off, there's no way the metro could support anything there.
And why should they? What's the difference or special attraction to the Applebees at TSC rather than just drive home to your neighborhood in Lees Summit and stop at Chile's there?
Downtown would have been a distinct and unique draw before and after games.
The whole idea of retail & entertainment around a ballpark is only realized from critical mass.
You can't "build" critical mass out of nothing.
TSC is a disparate lagoon surrounded by ugly, sprawled industrial and old, nearly rural-looking, low-income suburbs.
Face it, the area around TSC is a joke.
Just accept what the Jackson Cty leadership gave you and be done with it.
A billion dollar rehab... Lol. We'll have exactly what we had in 1970.
Damn, that was a good post. Can't say I check the site out very much anymore, but this was very good.
Lots of people in KC agree with you Michael. It really sucks. It's really magnified when you go to another city. Imagine STL if the Jones Dome was in Clayton and the ballpark in Creve Couer.
One disagreement: it's not all on KC's poliical leadership - others are responsible. Blame the white trash, Arkansas hillbilly owner who refused to spend a dime of his own money. He's more culpable than anyone in GOVT.