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skobabe8
01-25-2006, 12:25 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2006/01/24/chiefs_sign_new_lease_with_jackson_county_team_awa its_april_vote2/

How wierd is this thing. (Scroll down article for renderings)

soxfanatlanta
01-25-2006, 12:28 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2006/01/24/chiefs_sign_new_lease_with_jackson_county_team_awa its_april_vote2/

How wierd is this thing. (Scroll down article for renderings)

Very cool idea, but is sharing a roof sanitary? :tongue:

SouthSide_HitMen
01-25-2006, 12:30 PM
I'd be smiling too if I could scam taxpayers out of $625 mil (stadium & roof). :rolleyes:

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/

Hitmen77
01-25-2006, 02:24 PM
How does this exactly help the Royals? I doubt inclement weather has been much of a factor in their struggle to draw fans.

Other than a roof that can extend over its playing field, are there any other renovations earmarked for Kaufmann?

Max Power
01-25-2006, 04:32 PM
Two stadiums sharing a roof? Kansas City is so cheap.

Seriously though, what's the point of this? I don't see why either team needs a roof. It doesn't rain that often in KC, does it? And the roof won't enclose the stadiums for heat or air conditioning. Seems like a waste of a decent idea.

caulfield12
01-25-2006, 05:07 PM
I'd be smiling too if I could scam taxpayers out of $625 mil (stadium & roof). :rolleyes:

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/

The main problem is the stadium oversight commission has always lumped the two entities together. Essentially, they can get anything they want for the Chiefs, even though the Hunts have one of the five most profitable franchises in pro sports. What sucks for the Royals is that they have to share any proceeds from a bond or referendum equally, even though they obviously need to build a downtown stadium and have a stand-alone baseball stadium proposal that separates them from Arrowhead. Of course, the Chiefs do not want a vacant stadium next door. The other problem is that currently there is not enough political will and vision to get this done, and while the Royals continue to operate like a Wal-Mart, they will never get a new stadium because the people have not cared about the team since the summer of 2003.

IlliniSox4Life
01-25-2006, 05:14 PM
My only question is, on the off chance they are both playing at a time when it's raining, who gets the roof?

Hangar18
01-25-2006, 05:40 PM
My only question is, on the off chance they are both playing at a time when it's raining, who gets the roof?

According to the Jackson County Arbiter, whichever team has the better record (as determined by winning pct.) would get the Roof

Huisj
01-25-2006, 06:43 PM
My only question is, on the off chance they are both playing at a time when it's raining, who gets the roof?
Do they ever actually schedule home games for both teams on the same Sunday? Seems like they wouldn't do that.

EDIT: I looked up schedules back through 2002, and in those years the two teams have never had a home game on the same day.

jwhitney33
01-25-2006, 07:34 PM
As a Kansas City based sox fan, my understanding is that the only reason for adding a roof is to try to get a Super Bowl in KC...

champagne030
01-25-2006, 08:20 PM
Do they ever actually schedule home games for both teams on the same Sunday? Seems like they wouldn't do that.

EDIT: I looked up schedules back through 2002, and in those years the two teams have never had a home game on the same day.

I don't think they ever play on the same day.....and certainly not at the same time....the stadiums share the parking lot and Arrowhead fans fill it by themselves.....I think the Chiefs charge about triple the parking price as the Royals do.

I also thought the goal of the roof was to host a Super Bowl.