Kansas City May Foot Bill To Attract Pro Team

Despite a long-held promise of not spending any city money to attract a tenant to Kansas City's now-vacant sports arena, the city may be willing to pay millions to build a practice facility in an effort to woo a pro hockey or basketball team.
January 17, 2007, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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"Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes revealed that the city could end up building a practice facility for a Sprint Center tenant. That revelation could mean that the city might have to pay for a multimillion-dollar facility where a pro hockey or basketball team would practice."

"Pro teams often use practice facilities away from their home arenas, and cities are often asked to help pick up the tab for them. In Cleveland, the local government is paying $21 million to build a 50,000-square-foot practice facility for the NBA's Cavaliers. In New Orleans, the NBA's Hornets have threatened to leave if the city doesn't build a multimillion-dollar practice facility."

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Published on Thursday, January 11, 2007 in Kansas City Pitch
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