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ChiefJustice
07-01-2007, 01:40 AM
I moved away from my beloved KC about two and a half years ago just
as they were starting construction.

Now,I am watching a replay of the Brigade game,and wondered if this
game was at Kemper or the Sprint Center.

The site says that it will be finished in 101 days.Is there anyone who works in that area of town who can confirm this?

It looks like an awesome arena.I am betting that the NCCA will be begging KC to showcase some basketball there.

Anyway,I was just curious to know if the actual arena looks anything
like the concept drawings on Sprint's website.



http://www.sprintcenter.com/images/gallery2-6.jpg


Suck it St.Loser!

KurtCobain
07-01-2007, 01:43 AM
Eh, it don't look like that. Well, kinda. But it doesn't look as majestic. Looks pretty crappy.

beer bacon
07-01-2007, 01:45 AM
Eh, it don't look like that. Well, kinda. But it doesn't look as majestic. Looks pretty crappy.

I don't really agree with this at all. It looks pretty damn nice.

KurtCobain
07-01-2007, 01:46 AM
I don't really agree with this at all. It looks pretty damn nice.

Not like in the picture. Plus I'm just not a big fan of the futuristic look.

ChiefJustice
07-01-2007, 01:50 AM
Eh, it don't look like that. Well, kinda. But it doesn't look as majestic. Looks pretty crappy.


It will never look as good as the conceptual rendering.

Is it the same design though?

Bob Dole
07-01-2007, 01:52 AM
Bob Dole has a friend who owns a store near the Sprint Center, and he says it's really starting to pick up in the area.

(PHENOM @ 1521 Grand Blvd Kansas City,MO 816.283.8120)

KurtCobain
07-01-2007, 01:53 AM
It will never look as good as the conceptual rendering.

Is it the same design though?

yeah.

ChiefJustice
07-01-2007, 01:56 AM
Bob Dole has a friend who owns a store near the Sprint Center, and he says it's really starting to pick up in the area.

(PHENOM @ 1521 Grand Blvd Kansas City,MO 816.283.8120)

It's about time that some of that OP money started flowing back
into an area that deserves it.

SPchief
07-01-2007, 01:57 AM
http://www.kcmo.org/cimo/images/arena.jpg

Bob Dole
07-01-2007, 02:11 AM
It's about time that some of that OP money started flowing back
into an area that deserves it.

Bob Dole can't remember the name of the artsy area they were located in previously, but they seem to be very happy with the new location they've chosen.

Apparently they've been building up some word-of-mouth clientele. When Bob Dole talked to Clint last Tuesday, Keyaron Fox was the latest Chiefs repeat customer. (He likes to buy shoes.)

ChiefJustice
07-01-2007, 02:12 AM
http://www.kcmo.org/cimo/images/arena.jpg


Thanks.

Where the hell do they expect people to park at?

|Zach|
07-01-2007, 04:05 AM
Took a small downtown trip the other day and came away with this. Sprint center on the left, Kansas City Star building on the right.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/682159840/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/682159840_7a5e40be61_b.jpg" width="1024" height="682" alt="IMG_8600" /></a>

grandllama
07-01-2007, 05:14 AM
That's the joy of a downtown arena that I think most people don't think about... you'll be parking a mile or so away

Thanks.

Where the hell do they expect people to park at?

BigRedChief
07-01-2007, 08:41 AM
The site says that it will be finished in 101 days.Is there anyone who works in that area of town who can confirm this?
Thye are selling tickets to some Disney show, High school musical.
More pics here on their website:
http://www.sprintcenter.com/arena_gallery1.php

JazzzLovr
07-01-2007, 09:07 AM
Now,I am watching a replay of the Brigade game,and wondered if this game was at Kemper or the Sprint Center.

That game was still at Kemper, but they'll be playing at the Sprint Center next season.

Baconeater
07-01-2007, 09:10 AM
Took a small downtown trip the other day and came away with this. Sprint center on the left, Kansas City Star building on the right.
Wow, they need to throw a coat or two of paint on those overpasses. They look like they were built in the stone ages.

Baconeater
07-01-2007, 09:12 AM
I am betting that the NCCA will be begging KC to showcase some basketball there.
I've heard rumblings that the Missouri Valley Conference might yank their b-ball tourney from St. Louis and play it there.

Lzen
07-01-2007, 10:13 AM
Live arena webcam:

http://www.sprintcenter.com/arena_webcam.php

QuikSsurfer
07-01-2007, 10:23 AM
heard a rumor that Elton John would be one of the first artist performing in the arena. anyone else heard this?

Simplex3
07-01-2007, 10:35 AM
The new stadium in Chicago looks like a spaceship landed on Soldier Field.

This one looks like a spaceship landed in a backwater convenience store's toilet bowl after the 350lb attendant just got done disposing of three burritos.

WoodDraw
07-01-2007, 10:46 AM
There is parking everywhere surrounding the SC. The distance walked will most likely be about the same you walk from the parking lot in Arrowhead to your seat. I've never understood the whole parking scare. Do people just assume there is no parking downtown?

Jayhawkerman2001
07-01-2007, 11:22 AM
Took a small downtown trip the other day and came away with this. Sprint center on the left, Kansas City Star building on the right.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/682159840/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/682159840_7a5e40be61_b.jpg" width="1024" height="682" alt="IMG_8600" /></a>

is that 70 or 35 in the picture?

|Zach|
07-01-2007, 11:35 AM
70

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-01-2007, 11:38 AM
I think the place looks cool as hell, but does anyone know why some of the outer glass is clear and some isn't? Is that a design thing? The randomness of it seems a little odd.

craneref
07-01-2007, 12:04 PM
70

Are you sure? That looks more like I-35 to me!! I could be wrong, but last time I passed through KC in Feb, I was sure this was off of I-35?

|Zach|
07-01-2007, 12:07 PM
Are you sure? That looks more like I-35 to me!! I could be wrong, but last time I passed through KC in Feb, I was sure this was off of I-35?
I could be wrong. I was on foot all day and could have gotten turned around but im pretty sure it is 70.

dj56dt58
07-01-2007, 12:24 PM
I could be wrong. I was on foot all day and could have gotten turned around but im pretty sure it is 70.
i think it's 70 too. got lost goin to a game once and ended up by the star. coulda swore it was on 70

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-01-2007, 12:26 PM
It's 70. The Star building is on 70. The pic is taken from 35 it looks like... but the highway in the pic is 70.

Jilly
07-01-2007, 12:27 PM
I've been down there lately and it has picked up. Went to Grinders for a concert and couldn't even find space to park...and the streets were full of people. Went by a bar near the Center on the way home (willy's?) and it was packed. I'm freaking ecstatic because I've always wanted our city to be more than it was there for a while.

craneref
07-01-2007, 12:55 PM
It's 70. The Star building is on 70. The pic is taken from 35 it looks like... but the highway in the pic is 70.

I stand corrected then, last time I was there I had the family with tme and they were much more concerned about where to go to eat than looking at the Sprint Center!

Bearcat
07-01-2007, 01:31 PM
The inside...

http://media.kansascity.com/smedia/2007/06/28/22/872-SPRINT_ME_062807_KAM_006F_06-29-2007_8VT7HJP.embedded.prod_affiliate.81.jpg

Thanks.

Where the hell do they expect people to park at?
I've read there's going to be over 7000 parking spaces within walking distance of the arena, which probably includes the 1200 spaces underneath the H&R Block building and the 6-story parking garage at 1201 Walnut.

Demonpenz
07-01-2007, 01:40 PM
I hope it is a safer place than kemper

VonneMarie
07-01-2007, 01:49 PM
The inside...

http://media.kansascity.com/smedia/2007/06/28/22/872-SPRINT_ME_062807_KAM_006F_06-29-2007_8VT7HJP.embedded.prod_affiliate.81.jpg


I've read there's going to be over 7000 parking spaces within walking distance of the arena, which probably includes the 1200 spaces underneath the H&R Block building and the 6-story parking garage at 1201 Walnut.
Do you have any more inside pics?

Bearcat
07-01-2007, 02:07 PM
Do you have any more inside pics?


I haven't seen any others... I took it from an article (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/hockey/story/169939.html) about the Nashville Predators.

jiveturkey
07-01-2007, 02:25 PM
is that 70 or 35 in the picture?It's actually 670, which is the south side of the loop.