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June 10, 2011


Eric Rogers

One other way the stadium could be just the tiniest bit better than it already is:


I honestly don't have a huge problem with a soccer stadium (or the football stadium) being outside of downtown. Because they each play so few games (Arrowhead essentially gets used about 12-14x a year) and Livestrong will get about 20-25 with international matches and concerts -- these stadiums end up being gaping voids in downtowns the other 340 days a year - and the 25 days a year they're busy are not enough on their own to sustain businesses.

By contrast, Baseball stadiums -- which have a minimum of 81 full dates a year (basketball and Hockey also have full schedules) do much better in downtown settings....

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