Plus, UMKC and the Royals enter a three-year partnership.
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Answered: Your thoughts on Arrowhead renos
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Arrowhead’s future is a blank slate, baby. | Photo by @photodrifter
When it comes to the loudest stadium in the world, you all couldn’t keep quiet. Based on 200+ responses, here’s what KCtoday readers thought about the proposed renovations to Arrowhead Stadium.

More room to glow

We asked, “What new feature(s) are you most excited for?”

“Love the parking lot and tailgating areas. Gonna be lots of room to party and celebrate our Chieeefs!” - Kaylene A.

You all were most excited about the additional tailgating space — unsurprising for the team behind the World’s Largest Tailgate.

“Pedestrian bridges. It can be a real mess out there for both pedestrians and cars trying to avoid pedestrians!” - Dru C.

Improvements to navigating the stadium — particularly the climate-controlled upper concourse — seem to be a welcome addition with more space around the field.

Overall, 46% of readers are excited about the announcements. Not a majority, but the most popular of the three responses.

Read on for your questions + concerns.
Friday, March 1
  • The Doo Wop Project | Friday, March 1 | 8 p.m. | Yardley Hall in the Midwest Trust Center, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $5-$35 | Celebrate a beloved music genre at this rave-reviewed show featuring Broadway stars.
  • Friday Night Films | Friday, March 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Kansas City Bier Company, 310 W 79th St., Kansas City, MO | Free | Catch a free screening of “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and remember the golden rule — be excellent to each other.
Saturday, March 2
  • Hike Fox Hollow with a Naturalist | Saturday, March 2 | 10:30 a.m. | Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Free | Gear up and get guided through habitats around the center, like the upper Fox Hollow trail.
  • Uncorked: KC Wine Fest | Saturday, March 2 | 1-9 p.m. | Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO | $60-$75 | Enjoy 100+ wines and bubblies from across the globe + “outside the bottle” beverage options, a DJ, food trucks, and custom photo booths.
  • Creature Crafternoon: Forest Spirit Terrarium | Saturday, March 2 | 2-4 p.m. | Westport Flea Market - Party Room, 817 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO | $26 | Join fellow crafters and create your own magical scene with glow in the dark forest spirit figures.
Sunday, March 3
  • Fight For Air Climb | Sunday, March 3 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | One Kansas City Place, 1200 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $35-$45 | Featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of the Missouri River, gear up for a day of fun, challenge, and camaraderie.
  • Loveless | Sunday, March 3 | 8 p.m. | The Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $25 | The LA-based duo known for their pop punk covers will take the stage.
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News Notes
  • UMKC and the Royals signed a three-year partnership to provide mentorship and networking opportunities for students. Students will build a robot to throw the first pitch at a Royals game + collaborate with the team’s in-house creative agency, among other initiatives.
  • Overland Park maker Annie’s Barn has raised $14,000 to alleviate school lunch debt across KC after its “Mama Kelce’s Cookies” mug exploded in popularity. Fans are loving these mugs — not least of which is Donna Kelce herself. (Johnson County Post)
Real Estate
  • Missouri saw the highest increase to median rent in the nation in 2023, and Kansas saw the No. 6 highest, according to a report by Among large metros, Kansas City came in at No. 7 with a 7.6% increase since last January. (Kansas City Star)
  • Worlds of Fun announced its 2024 opening day, as well as a host of new events. Gates open on Saturday, May 4, and you can look out for KidZfest in June, KC Nights in July, and Tricks and Treats in the fall. (FOX4)
  • Plans to convert a La Quinta and Denny’s into a service center for unhoused people will cost $10 million with needed repairs. Philanthropic organizations have expressed interest in paying costs beyond the $6 million committed by Johnson County.(Johnson County Post)
  • Johnson County Library and the City of Merriam need 300 volunteers for the Slate St. Storybook Relay. Help pass the last books from the Antioch Library to the new Merriam Plaza branch this Saturday, March 2 starting at 10 a.m.
Coming Soon
  • The Johnson County Unforked location plans to reopen in April after closing in December due to a fire. The Sheridan-owned restaurant currently sells locally sourced burgers, tacos, custard, and seasonal options at locations in Westwood and Crown Center. (Kansas City Star)
  • It’s not every day that you find free, award-winning legal cannabis products. Cult favorite cannabis brand Indacloud is here with 30% off and free gummies with code “6AM” on any purchase. Get edibles, joints, and vapes for as low as $20 (and free gummies, of course) delivered to your door.*†
*†Please note: Legalities in your state may vary. Indacloud advises consumers to read the company’s terms and conditions, consult a physician before trying products, start only with small amounts, and to not consume products before driving or before a drug test. The information about providers and services contained in this newsletter does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by KCtoday.
Some room to grow
Arrowhead rendering with parking lots detailed
You all noticed something missing in this rendering (Kauff Kauff). | Rendering courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs
We asked, “What would you have hoped to see if anything?”

“A roof. We will never have a Super Bowl without one.” - Dan P.

While it’s not forbidden for a roofless stadium to host the Super Bowl (like MetLife Stadium in 2014), it’s extremely rare. Plus, the lack of a roof may curb outdoor concerts and non-sporting events for six months out of the year. On the other hand, the team believes inclement weather works to their advantage.

“It seems like the focus is on creating more elevated suite experiences rather than enhancing the game feel for all fans.” - Anonymous reader

Readers expressed concerns that the new changes cater to big spenders, not big fans and families — especially since much of the cost will fall on Jackson County taxpayers.

These considerations resonated among the 40% who told us these plans weren’t for you.

What we don’t know

Despite the buzz, there’s one big question mark: Will it happen at all?

These plans are tied to the stadium sales tax and the fate of Kauffman Stadium — for better or worse. Maybe that’s why 14% of you told us you aren’t getting attached just yet.

Now, it’s up to voters to decide on Tuesday, April 2 whether tailgating on turf is worth construction in the Crossroads.
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