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

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

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

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

Postby chingon » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:32 pm

Please don't ruin my pipe-dream downtown baseball fantasy thread by introducing the thought of either Clinton.

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

Postby taxi » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:45 pm

Make downtown great again!

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

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:57 am

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.

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Postby KCFan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 am

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.

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

Postby chingon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:47 am

The correct answer remains between Truman and 18th, from Paseo to 71.

Shut this thread down now.

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

Postby flyingember » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am

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.

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Postby chingon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 pm

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.

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

Postby grovester » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:14 pm

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.

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

Postby taxi » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:01 pm

It would be like Knuckleheads when they train passes (under). Perhaps the organ player would jive with the rhythms that the driver made.

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

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:54 pm

"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.

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

Postby flyingember » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:17 pm

Lease ends 2030

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

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

Postby flyingember » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm

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

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

Postby WSPanic » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:39 pm

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.

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Postby brewcrew1000 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:59 am

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.

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

Postby grovester » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:27 am

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.

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

Postby pash » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:17 pm

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

Postby KCMOJoe89 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article177058541.html


Site one and two both are horrible. Why would either of those spots work? I could see site three or four working, but neither site seems like a homerun.

I'm with chingon, the site bound by Truman and 18th, Paseo and 71 is great (I thought I was a genius pitching this exact site to friends. Great minds I tell ya). You'd be supporting your investment in the Vine district and creating an actual baseball district in the process. Just because this site isn't in the "middle of it all" doesn't mean it won't be successful. And accessibility would be great from the loop, crossroads, east side while supporting parking and transit could easily be tied in. Makes too much sense!


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