Clay County Royals Stadium Vote? Overblown Hype?

Brace yourselves, dear citizens of Clay County, for a potentially life-altering event that will rock the foundations of our humble existence. Drum roll, please! There might be a vote in November of 2023 concerning the construction of a new stadium for the beloved Kansas City Royals in none other than our very own North Kansas City. Can you feel the excitement in the air? No? Me neither.

Clay County Commissioner Scott Wagner is pushing for a Northland stadium and if this were to happen the Northland would deserve the prestige after being an afterthought at City Hall for years. Now, forgive this lil happy rock for being a bit skeptical, but hasn't the Kansas City Royals management made it abundantly clear that they have their eyes set on a downtown location? Specifically, the prestigious East Village/18th and Vine area? But hey, who cares about facts when we can indulge in a delightful game of "let's pretend"?

Let's dive right into the potential nightmare of a North Kansas City stadium. Picture this: traffic congestion like you've never seen before. We all know that commuting in and out of North Kansas City is a smooth, hassle-free experience, right? I mean, who needs to worry about increased traffic and the subsequent headaches it brings? We should definitely embrace the opportunity to spend hours in gridlock, contemplating the meaning of life while inching forward at a snail's pace. It's truly a dream come true.

And let's not forget about the icing on the cake: taxes. Who doesn't love paying more taxes? I know I do! So let's raise our hands high and cheer for the prospect of burdening ourselves with additional financial obligations. After all, what better way to spend our hard-earned money than on a stadium that we may or may not even use? It's not like there are any other pressing needs in the community, right?

But hold your horses, dear citizens of Clay County. Before we get too carried away with this tantalizing idea, let's take a moment to reflect on the likelihood of it actually happening. Could it be that the local news media is simply trying to milk another news cycle for all it's worth? Perish the thought! They would never resort to such tactics just to generate hype and keep us entertained, would they?

In all seriousness, let's be realistic here. The Kansas City Royals management has made their preferences crystal clear, and a downtown location seems to be their top priority. So while the idea of a North Kansas City stadium might be entertaining for a moment, let's not get too caught up in the fantasy. There are more important matters to address in our community, and it's crucial that we focus our attention and resources on those.

So, my fellow Clay County residents, let's not hold our breath for this magical November vote that will bring us a stadium in North Kansas City. It's time to see through the smokescreen and focus on the real issues at hand. Let's leave the land of make-believe and come back down to earth, where the Kansas City Royals management will make their decisions based on what's truly in the best interest of the team and the city. Until then, enjoy the ride and remember to take everything you hear with a pinch of salt.Here is the Fox 4 reporting

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