a re-creation of a potential Royals ballpark in Kansas City, Missouri (Photo credit - Kansas City Royals)

Manfred to visit Kansas City today, touting need for new Royals ballpark

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, joining discussions on various topics. He will be accompanied by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick and Royals Chairman/CEO John Sherman.

The Urban Youth Academy is set to host Manfred’s visit. Among the subjects under consideration, a significant focus will be on the potential impact of a new baseball stadium on the community.

The Royals are in the process of planning a new stadium and have narrowed down the prospective locations to two choices: North Kansas City and the East Village in Kansas City.

Notably, the economic implications of the new stadium construction will be discussed. According to John Sherman, the construction of the new stadium is expected to create over 20,000 job opportunities, generate $1.4 billion in labor income, and result in a total economic output of $2.8 billion from construction and labor activities.

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