Royals owner John Sherman pens a letter to fans, KC on a new $2 billion baseball stadium

Lots of conversations with everyone on board that must be necessary. It is a movement that will affect Kansas City for years to come. >> Things move fast, so I guess that’s why the Kings are making this move now. JACKSON: For Mayor Quinton Lucas, moving the Royals to a new stadium in or near downtown is something he wants to do right. >> I love downtown. I love investing in the city center. The real question is how do we pay for it. JACKSON: The Kings say there will be a mix of public and private investment to pay for the new BALLPARK area, which is expected to cost $2 billion, but some taxpayers are concerned. >> On the surface it looks cool? But of course, it all comes down to financing and feasibility as well. >> Living here, I can tell how congested it can get when something happens at the T-MOBILE Center or the Midland Theatre. So, that’s a concern, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. JACKSON: As for the Chiefs, Lucas hopes they stay at the Truman Sports Complex and in Kansas City forever. >> Downtown Baseball works in a lot of places. So it’s not something to be afraid of. However, wherever we want to say it makes financial sense is,

Royals owner John Sherman pens a letter to fans, KC on a new $2 billion baseball stadium

Sherman says the locations are downtown and close by

Royals owner John Sherman posted an open letter Tuesday to Royals fans and the Kansas City community regarding a new $2 billion stadium district. “We are now excited to share that we have several premier locations under close consideration, both in downtown Kansas City and nearby. A new home would be a much better investment, both for the taxpayer dollars that already support our facility, and for the city community,” Sherman said in the letter. Kansas City. There will be a mix of public and private investment to push for the new stadium district, which is expected to cost $2 billion. He said the construction project could create 20,000 jobs, $1.4 billion in labor income, and an estimated $2.8 billion. dollars of economic output.”We look forward to getting input from the public over the coming months on our vision to best serve our residents and build on the momentum our city is experiencing.” So I can’t say we are surprised. We know the royals have been talking about the downtown stadium for a while. I think the price is something people will say, “Wow.” “Looking at the $2 billion estimate in terms of what the whole region looks like, with development, is something that definitely needs to be discussed,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said at a news conference Tuesday night. He also talked about the collaboration of state, local and federal partners. I know we are. We do expect the question to be an extension of the sales tax in Jackson County and I think that’s something a lot of people would feel comfortable with I think what we really want to know is what kind of commitment is required from Kansas City, from Missouri and I look forward to extensive conversations related to that The mayor said it was clear from the letter that the royals would remain in Kansas City, Missouri. And as far as the stadium could be, the mayor said it could be near 18th and Vine, the Crossroads area, possibly the east side of downtown and possibly the north side of downtown. “The royals will be somewhere, I would expect, between the river, north of 31st Street, let’s be clearer, maybe north of the train tracks that are around 22nd Street, maybe somewhere in between,” Lucas said.

Royals owner John Sherman posted an open letter Tuesday to Royals fans and the Kansas City community regarding a new $2 billion ballpark district.

“We are now excited to share that we have several pilot sites under close consideration, both in and near downtown Kansas City,” Sherman said in the letter.

A new home would be a much better investment, he said, both for the taxpayer money that already supports our facility, and for the Kansas City community.

Sherman said there will be a mix of public and private investment to pay for the new ballpark, which is expected to cost $2 billion.

He said the construction project could provide 20,000 job opportunities, $1.4 billion in labor income and about $2.8 billion in economic output.

“We look forward to getting input from the public over the coming months on our vision to best serve our residents and build on the momentum our city is experiencing.”

“So I can’t say we’re surprised. We know the Royals have been talking about a downtown stadium for a while. I think the price is something people will say, ‘Wow.’ Looking at the $2 billion, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a statement. Press conference on Tuesday evening, appreciation in terms of what the whole area looks like, with development, is something that definitely needs to be discussed.” “I noticed in the letter that they also talk about the collaboration of state partners, local partners, and federal. I know we do expect the question to be a sales tax extension in Jackson County, and I think that’s something that a lot of people might feel comfortable with. I think what we really want to know is The kind of commitment required from Kansas City, Missouri, and I look forward to extensive conversations related to that.”

The mayor said it was clear from the letter that the royals would remain in Kansas City, Missouri.

As far as the ballpark could be, the mayor said it could be located near the 18th and grapevine district, the crossroads area, possibly the east side of downtown and possibly the north side of downtown.

“I would expect the royals to be somewhere, between the river, north of 31st Street, let’s be more clear, maybe north of the train tracks that are around 22nd Street, maybe somewhere between the state line and Woodland,” Lucas said.

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