Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini
It doesnt help that the mayor and power s that be have said they make more money without a team.
They might be right.
The economy in KC is stretched pretty tight; I really don't think giving tax incentives, etc... to bring a hockey team in here is going to be cost effective. With the Chiefs, Royals and now even Sporting, there are only so many pro sporting dollars that are going to be spent in KC and many of those are already spoken for.
And ultimately, KC might be a better soccer market than hockey anyway (which is just weak).
I'd have loved to have seen a hockey team in KC, but I just don't think it's realistic. At best, you'd have a team that drew fans when it kicked ass or when the local economy was roaring, but then it would move as soon as it hit a dry patch. It's already happened once with the Scouts and again in the NBA with the Kings.
KC is properly positioned as a 2 major sport town, IMO.