Defeat wasn’t a loyalty test to the Chiefs and Royals

Stadium ballot measure lacked transparency

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April 3, 2024 - 4:05 PM

Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman address the media about a plan to extend a sales tax to provide funding to build a new stadium. The measure was defeated in Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Now that Question 1 to build a new Royals ballpark in the Crossroads and give Arrowhead Stadium a major overhaul has lost big, we’re not here to say, “We told you so.” 

But rather, let’s go back to the business of Kansas City supporting the teams we love — and getting some love back. 

The voters’ message was loud and clear: They expect to be listened to and hear answers to the questions asked. That’s all we wanted, too. 

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