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Kansas City Breaks Ground on New MLB Urban Youth Academy

Another MLB Urban Youth Academy is now under construction, as Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore, MLB Senior Vice President of Youth Programs Tony Reagins, Vice President of Youth & Facility Development Darrell Miller, Royals players and other community leaders were on hand for today’s ceremonial groundbreaking. (more…)

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T-Bones ballpark sale: Winners and losers

A sale of CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones (independent; American Association), to local governments is creating ripple effects throughout the city and county. Some background: the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas has a agreement in place to buy CommunityAmerica Ballpark from Ehlert Development, owned by the T-Bones owners, […]

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Wyandotte County/Kansas City to buy CommunityAmerica Ballpark

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City is spending $8 million to buy privately built CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones (independent; American Association). The Unified Government, in cooperation with the State of Kansas, plans to use $8 million in Village West Sales Tax Revenue Bonds (STAR) to buy the ballpark, which was […]

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Jackson County: Royals ballpark money should be spent on ballpark

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders wants to see a long-term plan for improvements at Kauffman Stadium, arguing that state and city money for improvements isn’t being spent on the facility. His argument is a little esoteric, so follow along carefully. There are two pots of money used for Kauffman Stadium improvements. The larger, a three-eighth-cent sales […]

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