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Royals Officials: Possible Sites for New Ballpark Narrowed to Two


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KMBC) — Officials with the Kansas City Royals say the team has narrowed the search to two possible locations for a new ballpark and entertainment district. One location, known as the East Village site, is in downtown Kansas City. The other possible site is in North Kansas City.

KMBC TV reports that officials in Clay County, Missouri, have been working on a proposal to bring the Royals to the north side of the river. The Clay County Commission says the proposal for a stadium in North KC would ultimately be up to voters. They would be asked to approve a sales tax to fund construction of the stadium.

Jackson County would also have to put a sales tax extension on the ballot in order to move the team to the proposed downtown location.

Kauffman Stadium is 50 years old. It opened at the Truman Sports Complex in 1973.