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KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

Posted on: May 13, 2010 4:00 pm
 

University of Missouri officials will meet with the Kansas City Sports Commission Thursday afternoon, CBSSports.com has learned, in what looks like an attempt to determine the school's future plans regarding the Big Ten.

Kevin Gray, president of the sports commission, will meet with Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, chancellor Brady Deaton and system president Gary Forsee. The 44-year-old commission promotes sports events in the area and has been the engine behind landing and keeping Big 12 events in Kansas City over the years. 

Kansas City has been a center of the Big 12 conference since its beginning in 1996. That center could fall apart if Missouri and/or Nebraska go to the Big Ten. The commission has an interest in expansion because the Big 12 basketball tournament and Big 12 football championship game have been played at in Kansas City at various times during the league's 14-year history.

In addition, the Missouri-Kansas football game has risen to new heights since moving to Arrowhead Stadium since 2007. If the tournament and championship leave town, Thursday's meeting could be related to keeping that Missouri-KU game in Kansas City.

Alden confirmed the meeting, saying there were similar meetings scheduled with Kansas and Kansas State.

"It was more that the Kansas City Sports Commission was going to reach out to a number of schools in the Big 12," said Alden. He added that the meetings were suggested by Kansas AD Lew Perkins, Kansas State AD John Currie and Alden.

Alden said other cities seeking Big 12 events such as St. Louis and Oklahoma City have visited Big 12 campuses in the past.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET

 

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Comments

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2010 8:34 am
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

I've lived in KC for 38 years. KC is a good sports town.  College and pro are both important and well supported.  The Royals even get decent support for even though they haven't made the palyoffs since 1985.  Chiefs are great but there is much more.




Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2010 8:30 am
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

The KC Sports Commission does not operate the sports complex or the Sprint Center.  In addition Kansas City been a great venue and hotbed of college sports -There has not been much to cheer for professonally the past few years.  If Mizzou moves to the Big 10 the Big 12 basketball tourney would never be in KC because there would be no Big 12 member is the state the event is hosted.  Personally I would hold a grudge against MU for a long time for turning its back on the west side of the state.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2010 4:40 pm
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

I said this before and I'll say it again...

I all for some hypotheticals and fun peices about what could or could not happen, but you have just been beating this horse past death...



Also, can you please contact the IT department on behalf of the entire CBS community and ask for them to fix their scripts for editing a post, as the quote function does some crazy stuff, and aparently they do not listen to their users.  Maybe they will listen to their writers.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2010 4:37 pm
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

If Missouri leaves, that makes it harder for the Big 12 to come to Kansas City.

Well if we are being honest can you atleast admit that you have pumped out about a thousand IF's in the last 5 weeks and most of your offseason writing has been based on hypothetical scenarios with little to no actual facts that support these theories?



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2010 12:51 pm
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

Let's be honest: Kansas City is a Kansas and Chiefs town. That's it.

It reaps a benefit from hosting the Big 12 championship events. The commission wants to keep those events. If Missouri leaves, that makes it harder for the Big 12 to come to Kansas City.

Frankly, I don't think a POSSIBLE NFL work stoppage has anything to do with Missouri and the sports commission.

dd



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2010 12:50 pm
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

Actually, they don't meet every year. The series of meetings came at the suggestion of MU, KU and K-State which wanted to see more of the sports commission.

dd



Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: May 14, 2010 11:42 am
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation is commonly confused with The Jackson County Sports Complex Authority who is the entity that manages and maintains the Truman Sports Complex which is home to the New Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums. See below comment for more information on the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundations .



Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: May 14, 2010 11:38 am
 

Who is the Kansas City Sports Commission...

By promoting Kansas City sports locally and nationally, and by working behind the scenes to attract, retain and facilitate sports events and organizations, the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation helps the bi-state region realize economic, social and community-building benefits of sports. As a privately-funded non-profit , they are entirely dependent on corporate and individual member support.

Since its beginning in 1966, the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation has worked to promote sports and recreation at every level. Since 1990, the organization has helped generate in excess of $750 million in estimated economic impact on the surrounding metropolitan area. The Sports Commission sponsors more than 25 annual events including youth clinics, annual community and membership luncheons and community-sponsored athletic events including the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon and the WIN for KC Triathlon.

The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation is commonly confused with The Jackson County Sports Complex Authority who is the entity that manages and maintains the Truman Sports Complex which is home to the New Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums.

To learn more about the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation you can go to their website at SportKC.org.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2010 11:25 pm
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

Not sure why this posted in its own thread......this was a reply to Pokes saying KC was a Pro Sports Town.  



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2010 11:24 pm
 

KC Sports Commission reaches out to Missouri

As somebody who lived in KC area for the past 20 years......you are completely WRONG.  KC loves the Big 12 and College Sports.  The Big 8/12 Champions belong in KC.  We get huge crowds for the event.  The CBC Classic is also a big hit.  KC loves the Chiefs and Royals, especially when they are competitive...however it is not a PRO sports town.......The Sports stations cover the College Sports very well and KC lights up when the NCAA Tournament or Big 12 Football games are in town.  


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