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C-Dawg
08-28-2006, 06:59 AM
It seems like there should have been a thread about this already, but I looked back 6 or 7 pages and didn't see any...

Anyone going to KC? I'm there Sat. and Sun. Gotta love those long weekends!

DumpJerry
08-28-2006, 07:08 AM
Have you ever been to KC? If so, you'd know why there is no thread.........

C-Dawg
08-28-2006, 07:10 AM
LOL Yeah, but its been 7 or 8 years. Nice people, cheap tickets, decent but clean ballpark are about all I remember. But I'm itching to hit the road this weekend.

mark2olson
08-28-2006, 07:55 AM
I'll be there, only a couple of hours down the road for me...

salty99
08-28-2006, 08:32 AM
There have been a few threads about this. Yes I will be there after visiting some friends in Columbia.

BanditJimmy
08-28-2006, 10:15 AM
Anything special to do around the area?

Bars, Restaurant, Malls, etc..

MushMouth
08-28-2006, 10:18 AM
Anything special to do around the area?

Bars, Restaurant, Malls, etc..



Gates, Jack Stack, Arthur Bryant's...

I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Actually some decent things in the city - nice open shopping "mall" downtown, some beautiful old neighborhoods. There still are a couple old school jazz joints as well. But mainly, get you some BBQ! Best BBQ in the country for my $$$. BURNT ENDS!

DoItForDanPasqua
08-28-2006, 08:32 PM
I'm going, it will be my first time in KC. Where is a good place to sit and what is there to do in town?

caulfield12
08-28-2006, 09:17 PM
You're thinking of the Plaza, but it's definitely not downtown.

I have lived in KC for ten years on and off, so I would be glad to "host" any Sox fans out on the town (Westport is the party area, about a mile north of The Plaza), and The Plaza is like N. Michigan Avenue meets Sevilla, Spain. It's very pretty from Thanksgiving through Christmas with all the lights and decorations.

KC is a very scenic town, lots of parks, green spaces and more fountains than any city in the US, for whatever it's worth.

Gates and KC Masterpiece and Arthur Bryant's all came from here.

Lots of great steakhouses. There's a pretty good beer named "Boulevard" they brew locally here. Hallmark Cards and H&R Block are headquartered here.

My e-mail address is jewisler@yahoo.com.
I'm probably going to all three of the games, although school just started, so I'm getting really busy already.

Malgar 12
08-28-2006, 09:37 PM
You're thinking of the Plaza...

The Plaza's nice...

Jayhawk73
08-28-2006, 09:39 PM
I plan to attend the Sunday game; I'm only about 45 minutes away. Kauffman Stadium is a very pleasant place to watch a ballgame. Very relaxed, laid back, a minimum of rowdy fans, populated by lots of attractive women, or at least it was the last time I was there.

Kansas City in fact offers a lot.The barbeque is world class as some posters have noted. There are many to choose from but I recommend Filorella's Jack Stacks. http://www.jackstackbbq.com/article.asp_Q_ai_E_8 I suggest the Freight House location, which is behind Union Station, itself worth a visit: http://www.unionstation.org/index.cfm

You can read some reviews of Jack Stacks at the folowing link: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-12788902-fiorella_s_jack_stack_barbecue_kansas_city-i

I also recommend the Negro Leagues Museum: http://www.nlbm.com/
You may recall that Ozzie took the team their on a visit early in the season.

Kansas City has the country's first mall, called the plaza, which has many fine restaurants and lots of shopping and is esthetically very pleasing. Check out some of the bar/restaurants at happy hour on Friday evenings: lots of attractive women: http://www.countryclubplaza.com/

There are many theatres, museums and other such cultural pursuits for those so inclined.

Here is a general link with lots of info on Kansas City (including jazz etc.): http://www.experiencekc.com/

For those who are college basketball fans I suggest a visit to Allen Field House--home of the Kansas Jayhawks, the same one "built" by Wilt--and the Booth Hall Family of Athletics in Lawrence Kansas (45 minutes from Kaufman Stadium), located off route 70. Plus Lawrence is one of the most attractive college towns in the U.S. (with a high incidence of attractive women).

http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/kan-m-baskbl-body.html (Allen Field House, Booth Family Hall of Athletics)

www.ku.edu (http://www.ku.edu/) (University of Kansas Web Site)

http://www.lawrence.com/ (daily activities web site for Lawrence)

Hope this is helpful.

caulfield12
08-28-2006, 10:10 PM
Yeah, the Negro Leagues Museum and Jazz Museum are nice, they're right next to each other, and it's a good Saturday morning activity for a couple of hours.

Westport is the place for the women, if that's what you're looking for. If you're looking for the 18-29 crowd, that is.

My ex works at Jack Stack BBQ and Cafe Trio (on Broadway), they're both nice places to eat.

Union Station/Science City is a cool place to take the kids, it's not too far from Crown Center. And it's really close to Jack Stack.

Tons of movie theatres too...

I'm not sure where the teams stay at now, they used to stay at the Adam's Mark, which is now the Clarion, right across I-70 from both of the stadiums.

Now, I think the majority of teams stay on the Plaza because there's simply nothing to do out near the stadium unless you go 10 miles down the road to Independence Center (shopping mall).

salty99
08-28-2006, 10:57 PM
The media guide says they stay at the Intercontinental I believe

Mots09
08-29-2006, 07:14 AM
Trying going to the American Inn in Independence (a few miles down)

JonW5 and Eurotrash35 and I hit it up in April it was freaking tremendous. Get your karoke voice ready!

maurice
08-29-2006, 04:42 PM
We're going to at least one of the games.

kevingrt
08-29-2006, 05:29 PM
I'll be there Sunday and hopefully Friday. I'll be taking the drive from Mizzou aka, Columbia, Missouri. I can't stay there and go to all three games because our home opener is Saturday against, blah Murray State blah. Oh well.

RawisTheGameHhH
08-30-2006, 07:20 AM
I will be there for all 3 games, first time to KC. Does anyone know if you can trade your tickets for different ones? I bought seats over the wrong dugout and wanted to know if I can trade for the other dugout, if not, I will just move, because I know it will be packed with ooooooo 10,000 people, LOL, staying at the Holiday Inn @ the Plaza

Iggster
08-30-2006, 10:08 AM
^^^ What "The Game" said ^^^

Really looking foward to this trip!

stacksedwards
08-30-2006, 11:00 AM
How long of a drive is it? I kind of want to go. I'm in Gary, IN how long would it take me. Are tix cheap. I just realized its going to be a three day weekend and I get paid Friday so I'll have some supplemental income (big ups to big ern) buring a hole in my pocket.

RawisTheGameHhH
08-30-2006, 11:23 AM
How long of a drive is it? I kind of want to go. I'm in Gary, IN how long would it take me. Are tix cheap. I just realized its going to be a three day weekend and I get paid Friday so I'll have some supplemental income (big ups to big ern) buring a hole in my pocket.
8 hours from Tinley Park

salty99
08-30-2006, 11:39 AM
Best availble is like $24 bucks. I think outfield is about $10