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Royals owner's wife warns team may move to Kansas after stadium funding proposal voted down

Royals owner's wife warns team may move to Kansas after stadium funding proposal voted down

The future of Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, is uncertain after voters rejected a proposed tax that would have paid for the new stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riddell, File)

The Kansas City Royals could leave Missouri for Kansas, according to the wife of team owner John Sherman.

Marnie Sherman replied to Share Facebook Who said, “Don't be surprised if the Royals and/or Chiefs are playing at Kansas by 2032.”

“Unfortunately, neither team will work with Jackson County again,” Sherman said. Her own commentslike Reported by KBMC. “They have been working behind the scenes for two years trying to get the site approved.

“In any case, this is very unfortunate for Kansas City sports fans,” she added. “Lack of leadership has cost the city two valuable assets. I mean, if you don't support the Chiefs after 3 Super Bowl wins, why would they stay? We'll be lucky if both teams end up in Kansas. At least it's still in the area!”

Sherman made her comments after Jackson County voters were defeated in a sales tax referendum that would have helped fund a new downtown football stadium for the Royals and renovations to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

The sentiment that the vote could lead to both groups leaving Missouri was echoed by Jackson County Legislator Manny Abarca, who was involved in the negotiations leading up to the ballot referendum.

“I don't know what else we can do.” Abarca told KBMC. “Back to the drawing board, there's no canvas to draw on. No marks.”

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However, Sherman was not speaking in his official capacity for the royal family. A spokesman for the team said the organization Currently looking at all other options Before making a decision. The royals and presidents' leases expire in 2031.