OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by grovester » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:21 pm

Topeka only seems vacant.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by flyingember » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:08 pm

mistervinix wrote:Now someone wants to build a hockey arena (and move the American Royal). More Border Wars coming!

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b ... w-kck.html

There is a lot of vacant land west of the speedway that this could go in.
Why does the KC area need a third hockey arena? There's two already and only one team.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:28 pm

Lamar Hunt, Jr. has bought a USHL team.

I saw a rumor(?) somewhere that he's trying to build up the hockey infrastructure in KC to build more of a fanbase for an NHL team. If that's the case, then spreading the teams out makes sense.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:57 pm

TheBigChuckbowski wrote:Lamar Hunt, Jr. has bought a USHL team.

I saw a rumor(?) somewhere that he's trying to build up the hockey infrastructure in KC to build more of a fanbase for an NHL team. If that's the case, then spreading the teams out makes sense.
...until you actually want to bring the NHL here. then what do you do with all of the existing franchises and arenas? expect them to fail?

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:19 pm

They're not really the same thing, though. A 4,000 seat arena and a 6,000 seat arena are completely different from an 18,000 seat arena. I would also imagine that the season ticket holders for minor league/junior hockey are very different from the NHL but having the teams/sheets/junior infrastructure would generate a ton of interest in the sport.

Kansas City has 4 pro soccer teams. The T-Bones coexist with the Royals. The USHL is amateur junior hockey, so it's not exactly going to have the expenses of a pro team. Waterloo, IA, a city smaller than Lawrence, has a USHL team. The Mavericks have carved out an audience of their own. The NHL would need to pull from the whole area and needs that interest. I personally think an NHL team could be successful here now but it's Hunt's money.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by mgsports » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:04 am

Topeka had a team at one time.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by mgsports » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:37 pm

http://www.blockandco.com/b/a/54/313/Pl ... eedway.pdf Nothing new other then Zaby's,Secruity Bank.

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Post by mistervinix » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:33 am

What's happening with the "Legends South" development across I-70 south of Hollywood Casino? Nothing has been done at the site in months it looks like. News releases from last year say two hotels were to be finished by "mid-2018". A major retailer that was aligned with Nascar was to open there, but apparently that isn't the case now.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by empires228 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:17 pm

mistervinix wrote:What's happening with the "Legends South" development across I-70 south of Hollywood Casino? Nothing has been done at the site in months it looks like. News releases from last year say two hotels were to be finished by "mid-2018". A major retailer that was aligned with Nascar was to open there, but apparently that isn't the case now.
That unneeded mess is happening in Edwardsville and the city doesn't seem to be talking.

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

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Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Post by mistervinix » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:15 am

Obviously this thing is stalled. The site has weeds growing on it now.

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