Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Wizards Info

Through an outside source, I have heard that the Kansas City Wizards have apparently begun the negotiation period with companies for the concessions for the Wizards next season. The team is in negotiations with Centerplate. The intriguing thing about all of this is that Centerplate is also “the exclusive concessionaire for Arrowhead Stadium.”

More intrigue is added to this story when I put this new information in with another rumor that I had heard about the Truman Sports Complex. As most people know, back in April, Jackson County residents approved a 3/8 cent sales tax increase to give $850 million for the Truman Sports Complex to renovate both Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadium. These renovations were to start once the Chiefs completed play this past season, presumably making it impossible for the Wizards to play their in the 2007 season.

Not so fast on that according to some other information regarding Arrowhead. Apparently the first phase of the renovations to the stadium will not involve the seating area or the field area. This would technically make it possible for the Wizards to play their home games at Arrowhead Stadium next season.

So is it possible that the Kansas City Wizards could be trying to work something out to be back at Arrowhead again next year? Or did the Wizards just think that Centerplate did an amazing job with the concessions at the games?


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Mike said...

My understanding is that Blue Valley isn't a finalist for the Wizards home location next season.

Anonymous said...

Centerplate is the concessionaire for a whole lot of people. DOn't read anything into it.