I know that many people agree that Kansas City needs downtown stadiums. I agree, but I think what KC also needs is a downtown, outdoor amphitheater.
I know people will say, well we have the Sprint Center for that. The Sprint Center will be great for many good, big-name musical attractions. However, being outside is a completely different experience and, in my opinion, is much more enjoyable for a concert.
People will also say that we already have Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs. Not for long. It has lost its manager, LiveNation (9/7, A-1, “The day the music died?”).
Moreover, as great of a venue as it is, it would be much neater downtown. Kansas City is definitely moving in the right direction in trying to improve our downtown, and I think an amphitheater there would be great for business as well as entertainment.