KC Stadium TIF Thread

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  1. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there's still one more state vote that needs to happen regarding the TIF in the spring. But I finally gave up on following the politics of this after having my brain spun around over the Philadelphia/Pennsylvania politics, the San Jose politics, the Salt Lake City/Utah politics, let alone keeping track of politics that actually have an impact on me personally here in Austin!

    Looking for a KC person to chime in...
     
  2. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    State money will still be required, and that vote would hopefully come in the spring. They are looking for around 40 million in assistance for the total 1 billion project.

    There could definitely still be some hiccups, but if the City Council approves it tomorrow as expected, the bulk of the public funding for the project will be wrapped up.
     
  3. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Enough money that some folks could take their sledgehammers to an unofficial demo on Friday?;)
     
  4. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    They are talking about doing a groundbreaking before the state vote, which shows you how important tomorrow's vote is.

    Tomorrow's vote is the last major hurdle and with the Mayor no longer objecting I expect a unanimous vote in favor.
     
  5. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm in....:D
     
  6. SamPierron

    SamPierron BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 30, 1998
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is already a line-item in the Missouri state budget for TIF for a major project in KCMO (specifically, rather than allowing it to potentially go for projects in Lee's Summit, MO, a KC suburb), perhaps the quietest political step that was taken along the way, months ago.
     
  7. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Sorry, I was wrong. According to the Mayor at the Finance Committee meeting today, they hope to have all the State issues worked out by January 31st.
     
  8. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Out of curiosity, is the stadium being pushed as development that includes a stadium or is it being pushed as a stadium with development around it?
     
  10. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Package deal with the stadium as the first phase of development (for obvious reasons :)).
     
  11. FRYE!

    FRYE! New Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    KC

    this may have been the first purely positive piece of press about the Three Trails re-development. hopefully more good news will follow after today's council meeting.
     
  12. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    on the radio yesterday, Robb Heineman, the Wizards president, said they want to make it an entertainment destination, like what the Legends is in Wyandotte County. Although the soccer stadium will be the main attraction, like the race track is the main attraction of the Legends.
     
  13. Spoon

    Spoon Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Overland Park Ks
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I call it now 13-0 in favor of yes and no more move KC!
     
  14. FRYE!

    FRYE! New Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    KC

    you can say that again! maybe philly and stl will get the hint. the Wizards are here to stay!
     
  15. ojsgillt

    ojsgillt Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Lee's Summit MO

    We have to years of 10,000 avg. coming up. We will not hear the end of it. Garunteed.
     
  16. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the Philly people got over moving the Wizards when OnGoal bought the team. It's people like houstondynamofan that can find some other hobby when this becomes official....:D
     
  17. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep. Just check out the San Jose season tickets thread. San Jose hasn't played a game, and people are already griping about their poor season ticket numbers and reviving the 'move San Jose' jokes... even though those numbers almost certainly aren't the lowest in the league.
     
  18. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So glad houstondynamofan is on my ignore list.

    I'm sure they'll just set up camp in the San Jose boards.
     
  19. Soccerdude redded

    Oct 14, 1999
    NY
    It's past 12 noon, the vote should be coming any minute. Good luck guys.
     
  20. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    ...and let's not forget the Fenty fiasco in DC....

    .
     
  21. FRYE!

    FRYE! New Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    KC

    it's only 11:30 CST. but yes, the vote should be happening any minute.

    hopefully someone will report the good news soon!
     
  22. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The meeting is at 3pm Central IIRC.
     
  23. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  24. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Glad to see we are high on the agenda, before all the fighting about city manager starts! We want everybody in a happy mood when voting for this project....:)
     

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