Some people believe that the possibility of building a downtown ballpark in Kansas City is some ludicrous, impractical, pie-in-the-sky fantasy. But the same people fully support the “rolling roof” idea.
Instead of investing hard-earned tax dollars into a type of project with a proven success record all over the country, these visionaries would rather blow a half-billion dollars on a 35-year-old plan that has never been taken seriously.
Some have also suggested that building a downtown ballpark would be stupid since Royals owner David Glass isn’t interested. But Glass has often stated he would be happy with whatever the people of Kansas City wanted.
He took a much stronger stance recently against the new roof on wheels, however, when he refused to contribute any funds to a plan that involved such a flagrant waste of money.
John B. Theisman