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Coach
10-23-2009, 09:38 PM
Haven't seen this posted. If it's a repost, blow me.

Stretch of I-435 to be Designated "Lamar Hunt Memorial Highway"

A major section of Interstate 435 has been designated the “Lamar Hunt Memorial Highway” by the Missouri General Assembly. House Bill 683, passed by Representative Darrell Pollock, has directed the Missouri Department of Transportation to honor Lamar Hunt, the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, with highway signs that are to be erected on Northbound I-435 near the Stadium Drive/Raytown Road Exit, as well as Southbound I-435, near 48th Street and Worlds of Fun. The designation will be recognized in special pregame ceremonies before the Chiefs take on the San Diego Chargers on October 25th.

In ‘63, Hunt moved his Dallas Texans franchise to Kansas City and began many business ventures that would put Kansas City on the map. Most recognized for his work in pro football, Hunt also developed Worlds of Fun, a 165-acre family entertainment complex in ‘73.

Those attending the pregame ceremony include members of the Hunt family, Senator Victor Callahan, Rep. Darrell Pollock, Rep. Bob Dixon, Rep. Bryan Yates, and Rep. Jay Wasson who were influential in the passage of House Bill 683, the legislation that designated the stretch of I-435 as the “Lamar Hunt Memorial Highway.” Beth Wright, district engineer for MoDOT and the person who ensured compliance with the legislation, will also be in attendance.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/10/23/stretch_of_i435_to_be_designated_lamar_hunt_memorial_highway/

DeezNutz
10-23-2009, 09:39 PM
Dude can't get enough tax payer dollars...

luv
10-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Cool.

CaliforniaChief
10-23-2009, 09:43 PM
Nice gesture.

KcMizzou
10-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Wow, very cool.

boogblaster
10-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Kool ...

Bearcat
10-23-2009, 09:58 PM
In ‘63, Hunt moved his Dallas Texans franchise to Kansas City...

I'd say it would be cool to also do it to I-35 heading out of Dallas, but I'm sure Dallas never really cared...

Coach
10-23-2009, 10:21 PM
I'd say it would be cool to also do it to I-35 heading out of Dallas, but I'm sure Dallas never really cared...

They should. If it wasn't Lamar Hunt, there'd probably be no Dallas Cowboys.

googlegoogle
10-24-2009, 03:14 AM
What's parking cost?

bevischief
10-24-2009, 03:20 AM
I'd say it would be cool to also do it to I-35 heading out of Dallas, but I'm sure Dallas never really cared...

:clap::D

Pioli Zombie
10-24-2009, 06:00 AM
They should name the section of 435 in Overland Park the Skip Towne Highway because it gets all backed up in the morning
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