Kansas Legislature Passes STAR Bonds Bill For Chiefs, Royals Move

TOPEKA – The Kansas State House voted 84-38 and the Senate voted 27-8 to approve legislation that would expand a state incentive program in an attempt to lure one or both teams from Kansas City, MO to Kansas City, KS.

Kansas is one step closer to sending bids to the Chiefs and Royals to move the two teams to Kansas. Governor Laura Kelly will now have the ‘yay or nay’ on the bill as it crosses her desk next.

We know where the Chiefs will move to, but where will the Royals move? KCK seems to be the only location fitting for the MLB franchise, as the Chiefs will make the move to that part of the state with the Chiefs accepting a possible offer sent from the state. With a Mattel Theme Park coming soon to the area on the southwest corner of State Avenue and 118th Street/Speedway Boulevard, and a Buc-ees gas station, a reasonable spot for a new MLB stadium could be on the corner of State Avenue and 126th Street, just northeast of Azura Amphitheater or the southeast corner of 118th Street and Parallel Parkway.

Democrat governor Laura Kelly will now have the say to the bill to approve at least $1 billion in STAR Bonds for one or two new stadiums coming to Kansas.

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