Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Comment of the Day: Is the Sprint Center the next Tropicana Field?

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM

click to enlarge Is the Sprint Center the next Tropicana Field?
  • Is the Sprint Center the next Tropicana Field?

I know that getting an anchor tenant for the Sprint Center is the longest of long shots. But I'm still a fan of the Sprint Center and what it's done for downtown Kansas City. HeavyKev, not so much. He's got visions of empty arenas dancing in his head. The floor is yours, Mr. HeavyKev:

This is another reason why building the Sprint Center in the first

place was not a good idea. It was a political firestorm that fueled

voters to pass legislation for the SC, and it will be Funkhouser's

demise after he fails to bring in a team to fill it.

The SC will have

the same fate as Tropicana Field in Tampa; built to attract potential

tennants, able to fill for concerts and other entertainment for a few

years, and left standing dormant for 20 years until someone finally

moves in, only to take a decade to become competitive.

Kansas City had

its chance for basketball and failed. "Further fueling speculation that

the Hornets could move is their paltry attendance" sounds very, very

familiar. Go to your local library, pull the KC Star's archive from

1985, look at the sports section...ney, front page...and you'll find

something like, "Further fueling speculation that the Kings could move

is their paltry attendance". Yet another reason I thank God I live in

Johnson County.


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