We told you about the final two options decided on by the team — one in East Village and one in North Kansas City — but now a third option dismissed earlier this year is being reconsidered. For your consideration: a downtown ballpark at the former KC Star pavilion.
Get up to speed
Back in August, the Royals announced that they had narrowed down their search for a new stadium in or near downtown to two options:
Pro: Pedestrian access from The Paseo and streetcar line
Con: Tighter quarters with 27 acres near the Jackson County Courthouse
Based on 700+ replies, our readers preferred the East Village ballpark. The Royals announced that they would decide by the end of September.
Option 3: KC Star pavilion
Located at 1601 McGee St., this site sits on top of I-670, is catty-corner from the T-Mobile Center, and would occupy a lot currently housing the Kansas City Star press pavilion that was vacated in 2021.
One advantage of this location is that it would forgo the planned ballpark village, which would bring the development’s price tag to $1 billion.
That’s because with Power & Light and the Crossroads both just a block away, there’s plenty of village already.
Fast facts about the KC Star pavilion option:
Directly between Power & Light and the Crossroads
A smaller development, about four square blocks
No ballpark village means a cheaper build
If the Royals want the ballpark to make the April 2024 ballot, they will need to decide by mid-January.
No Sleep November 2023 | Monday, Nov. 20 | 8 p.m. | The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, MO | $30 | Watch six new short plays from six local playwrights — the catch: they were all produced in 24 hours.
Acrylic Pen Turning | Monday, Nov. 20 | 12-2 p.m. | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 15340 W. 119th St., Olathe, KS | $85 | Make and take home a custom acrylic pen, as well as all of the knowledge you need to make more at home.
Thanksgiving Wine & Pie Tasting Event | Monday, Nov. 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Brookside Wine & Spirits, 600 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO | $20 | Sip and savor an array of wines that will pair well with your feast.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Light The World Giving Machine | Tuesday, Nov. 21-Monday, Jan. 1 | 6-12 a.m. | Union Station, Kansas City, MO | Free | Starting today, you can purchase toys, work boots, and pet therapy for donation from vending machines near the Union Station USPS office.
Olathe Local Food Roundtable | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Johnson County Sunset Building, Room 1055, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe, KS | Free | Share, listen, and learn about what is happening in your community around local food.
This holiday season shop for unique gifts from our small business partners. | Photo by 6AM City
Our online shop (Six & Main), a site that celebrates small businesses locally and in our 25 sister markets, is dishing out major deals this holiday season. From coffee to artwork and apparel, there’s a gift for everyone.
30% off items included in our gift guides for her + him
Travel + Leisure named KC as one of the top 50 best places to travel in 2024. Listed under “big-city thrills,” the ranking called out the upcoming Current stadium, the Berkley Riverfront, and the Rock Island Bridge.
Vine Street Brewing Co. took second place at the AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition. The distinction comes with a $10,000 prize for Missouri’s first and only Black-owned brewery.
Patrick Mahomes with 15 and the Mahomies awarded $10,000 to KC Pet Project at the foundation’s fourth annual fundraising gala. The money will support the 16,000 pets that come to the shelter each year.
Seven Swans Crêperie (1746 Washington St.) will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, offering the Thanksgiving Leftovers Crepe with turkey and stuffing, Sweet Potato Crepe with mallows and pecans, and homemade apple pie. See what else is open.
The former Overland Park Incred-A-Bowl (8500 W. 151st St.) — aka the castle behind IHOP — is being renovated for several new businesses. Gym and supplement store Beastified is moving into the first floor, with a bar and restaurant in the works. (Kansas City Star)
Prairie Village police are ditching the buzz cut for No Shave November in support of Shawnee Mission junior Carlie Foutch. The third annual fundraiser will go towards medical expenses and replacing lost wages. (Shawnee Mission Post)
20+. That’s how many local and craft beers are available from BRKTHROUGH’s state-of-the-art self-pour beer wall — which means that no matter your taste, they’ve got the post-adventure beverage for you. See more.*
Students were told they’d be in for a surprise — not $50,000. | Photo by @mxddly
To round out American Education Week, Good Morning America affiliate GMA3 made a life-changing announcement for KC students with the help of Tech N9ne.
Over 100 scholarship applicants through KC Scholars, a program by Great Jobs KC to support low-income and first-generation high schoolers in the metro, received $50,000 apiece at a recording of GMA3 at Union Station.
I tell you this in confidence: after getting back from out of town, the very first thing I did was go to Black Hole Bakery and get a brioche cinnamon roll. You’re welcome to copy — just leave one for me.