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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Downtown Council goals mirror Royals leader for new stadium

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Downtown Council goals mirror Royals leader for new stadium
Downtown Council goals mirror Royals leader for new stadium

The Downtown Council of Kansas City weighed in on the announcement from Royals officials that they are considering moving the stadium downtown.

THE POSSIBILITY OF ADOWNTOWN STADIUM HASHAD MIXED REACTIONSFROM FANS OVER THEYEARS.ONE THING MANY WANTTO KNOW IS WHERE THESTADIUM WILL GO.KSHB 41 NEWS REPORTERSARAH PLAKE JOINS USLIVE.SARAH - LEADERSDOWNTOWN HAVE BEENPREPARING FOR THISPOTENTIAL STADIUM.TENTIAL STADIURELOCATING THE STADIUMDOWNTOWN IS ALSOSOMETHING THEDOWNTOWN COUNCIL HASBEEN THINKING ABOUTFOR A LONG TIME..

WESPOKE WITH THEM..

ANDSAID IT'S ONE OF THEIRGOALS THAT WOULDIMPROVE ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT.THEY HAVE SOMELOCATIONS IN MIND BUTCOULD NOT REVEAL THEMTO US YET..HOWEVER, THEYSTRESSED A NEW STADIUMLOCATION SHOULDIMPROVE EQUITY ANDREALLY INTEGRATE WELLWITH THENEIGHBORHOOD..

NOTSOMETHING ATTHSECTIONS OFF THE CITYEVEN ME.ORTHEY'RE ENVISIONING ACATALYST FOR ECONOMICGROWTH..

WITH NEWRESTAURANTS, BARS, ANDSHOPPING ARE WASITHINWALKING DISTANCE OFTHE STADIUM.WE TALKED TO SOMEPEOPLE DOWNTN OWABOUT WHAT THEY THINK..."It would be a betteropportunity forfans to access the Royalsstadium alot easier than they do now.""I think it's a good idea.

Idon't knowwhere they would put it, youknowthere's limited spacing butthe's ernew development all oundar thecityso it might be a good idea.""I'mtelling you tailgating hasgot tobe a big part of it"THIS ISN'T SET IN STONEAND THE LEASE AT THE KIS UP IN 10 YEARS..

T BUR FOA PROJECT THIS BIG,THE DOWNTOWN COUNCILSAYS THEY HAVE TO GETTO WORK NOW.SARAH PLAKE KSHB 41NEWS.JUST IN TO OURNEWSROOM - WE'VEHEARD FROM THE CHIEFS -WHO OF COURSENEIGHBOR THE ROYALS ATTHE TRUMAN SPORTSCOMPLEX.THEY SAY IN PART..."WE VALUE THETREMENDOUSRELATIONSHIPS WE SHAREWITH BOTH E THORGANIZATION AS WELL ASCHAIRMAN AND C-E-OJOHN SHERMAN, AND WELOOK FORWARD TOCONTINUING TO WORKTOGETHER AS THE ROYALSNAVIGATE THEIR PLANSFOR THEFUTURE AND WECONSIDER THE