I dont see why everyone shoots this idea down....thats the reason the chiefs would even consider moving...its because people cant get things done around here....KC Kropf wrote: Royals = Downtown
Chiefs = upgrade Arrowhead
(for about the millionth time on this forum)
All Arrowhead needs is improvements to generate more revenue for the team. (The suites, better food options, yada, yada, yada) Â There is no need to build anything else around Arrowhead. Â It is one of the best tailgating expierences in the WORLD. Â People go to Chiefs games to tailgate, before AND after the game, some 10 dates out of the year. Â There is no need for bars outside, no one would go anyways. Â People don't say, "let's make a whole Sunday out of going to the bar, going to the game, and then going to the bar"
HOWEVER... baseball is much different.... Â The complete opposite actually... Â people leave work in the afternoon to walk to downtown baseball venues... Â buying tickets that day... Â people make a night out of dinner, a game, and then drinking... Â Baseball needs to be downtown.. not for downtown (although it would be great) .. not for the Royals (although it would be great).. BUT for the people of Kansas City and the fans of baseball...... Â
People must not realize how much more money this would SAVE us down the road, and short term. Baseball is a family event, and lots of games on on weekdays when "familys" have to go home early and pops works the next day, so goodbye to all the after game fun if there was a stadium downtown.....Football though...you get 80,000 drunk guys together, and that could mean alot of cash in a tailgate party under this new "Glass enclosed roof" idea. Plus that WOULD allow us to get world series, all star games, and the super bowl in town. We just need a roof, not a fully enclosed structure.
Downtown KC Stadium = $300million..congested parking...baseballs hitting cars/buildings, oh and of course, the washing square location...which is the best bet....would only hold maybe a 27,000 seat stadium...so you can kiss the world series and all star games goodbye, along with revenue once we do get a winning team...and new owner.
This plan = $100 million+save the chiefs+ save the royals+ something UNIQUE to the city+maybe an ESPN Zone, who knows?