KC County Voters to Decide Whether to Extend Sales Tax to Fund Future Downtown Stadium

February 14, 2024|

Image Courtesy of Populous

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals are hoping voters will approve a 40-year extension of a 3/8-cent sales tax to contribute toward a new, $2 billion downtown stadium they hope to play in beginning with the 2028 Major League Baseball season.

According to MLB.com, the proposed 34,000-capacity stadium (23.5 percent larger than the team’s current Kauffman Stadium within the Truman Sports Complex) would sit on 17.3 acres in downtown KC’s Crossroads District. The stadium would be bounded west to east by Grand Boulevard and Oak Street and from north to south by Interstate 670/Truman Road and 17th Street.

The stadium development would also include team and corporate offices, a hotel, residential and entertainment district just to the east.

Populous is the design architect.

Jackson County voters will find the proposed funding component, the 3/8-cent sales tax which currently helps fund the current stadium, on their April 2 ballot.

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