Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rumor - Wizards to play 2008 season in a baseball stadium

The Kansas City Wizards didn't know where they would play this season's games till February, however they hope to know where they will play next season before 27 September. The reason, that's when Beckham comes to town and they hope to use that game to springboard interest in season tickets.

But to what venue will fans be going?

Although there is no confirmed deal, one Wizards' employee has said the team will be heading to CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the minor league baseball KC T-Bones.

The stadium is located in Kansas and is 10-miles from downtown Kansas City and 14-miles from the Wizards current home at Arrowhead.

Team officials are keeping quiet on any discussions, however they will say that they are talking with two primary sites with one alternative site also in the mix.

“We’re negotiating with I’ll say three — but it’s really two — primary sites and we have confidentiality agreements around all three of them, so I can’t really discuss it too much,” Cotton said. “No one place is on the front burner more than the other. I will tell you that we do hope to announce something in the next, hopefully, three weeks.”

I have no knowledge but I would guess a return to Arrowhead is the third option.

If the team does move to the ballpark, they should be able to announce a sellout crowd for every match as capacity is only 5,768 (although they have fit up to 10,345 in on occasion).

Wherever they end up playing, the team hopes it will only be temporary as they continue to look for a site on which to build a permanent stadium.

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Blogger Fullback said...

That is one sad sack of a franchise. You'd figure with new ownership and a team that plays a really attacking brand of futbol that they could do better than a 6k stadium. Hopefully they'll make it a condition to add some extra stands to boost capacity to around 10k. That should just about cover it. Until Lalas joins MLS HQ and figures MLS Cup 2008 should be held there!

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fullback - you are an idiot if you think they won't add more seating if they play at CAB.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arrowhead isn't the third option. Arrowhead is suppose to be out next year due to renovations to the stadium.

12:57 PM  

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