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Royals to announce site of new stadium and entertainment district on Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals will announce the site of their new downtown stadium and entertainment district on Tuesday, the team announced Monday.

Team representatives and community leaders from the Kansas City area will share details on renderings, economic data and a community benefits agreement, among other topics.

The announcement comes less than a month after negotiations between the team and members of the Jackson County Legislature.

The Royals and Chiefs have committed to remaining in Jackson County if a 3/8 cent sales tax, in effect since 2006, is extended by voters.

Members of the Legislature passed an ordinance placing the issue on an April ballot, but County Executive Frank White vetoed it.

In doing so, White called into question the teams’ “commitments and contributions to the county.”

White’s veto was overridden by the Legislature a few days later on Jan. 24, but not before lawmakers required teams to sign term sheets outlining a lease agreement.

Below are the executives who will join the press conference at the Hall of Fame Suites at Kauffman Stadium at 2:30 p.m.

  • John Sherman, Royals president and CEO
  • Brooks Sherman, Royals president of business operations
  • Sarah Tourville, Royals executive vice president and director of business and community impact
  • Earl Santee, Global Chairman and Founder of Populous Senior Principal
  • Bridgette Williams, CEO of the Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City
  • Kathy Nelson, president and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission
  • Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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