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Old 08-21-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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The United States is in the running to land the world's largest and most popular sporting even, the World Cup. Better yet, Kansas City is one of the 27 cities to be selected as one of the host cities

It doesnt matter if you like sports or not, this will do wonders for our economy and the development of our city. Cities that host the World Cup earn millions upon millions

Most online petitions dont do anything. But, this one actually has weight to both help the US land the World Cup and also to help KC get selected.

Please go to this site and sign the petition. It will onyl take a few seconds of your time.

http://www.gousabid.com/page/invite/droppass
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Go KC!
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Prairie Village, KS
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Would be awesome if we landed it. IIRC, we supported the World Cup qualifier really well.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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OMG NO!!!!! My husband is goofy enough about soccer (he's British) -- and I can't stand it. Last evening's entertainment was Liverpool vs. Hull, recorded on DVR during the day. This is the way things are in our house -- if I want to spend time with my darling, it has to be accompanied by soccer. A World Cup in KC would be the death of me, for sure.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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They should play it at Community American Ballpark!

On a serious note, this would be good for KC. KC would support it. We went to the qualifier way back and it was the most entertaining soccer game I have ever been to. I would go.

One more reason we should have built the rolling roof with the new renovations though. KC missed out on the Super Bowl, Final Four and many events like this by not building that roof.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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OMG NO!!!!! My husband is goofy enough about soccer (he's British) -- and I can't stand it. Last evening's entertainment was Liverpool vs. Hull, recorded on DVR during the day. This is the way things are in our house -- if I want to spend time with my darling, it has to be accompanied by soccer. A World Cup in KC would be the death of me, for sure.

Sounds like a good man. My DVR is filled with soccer matches as well.

Anyway, this is about a lot more than soccer. This is about a lot of money, development, and exposure for our city.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I am bumping this up because voting ends at the end of this week.

We are currently 7th in the nation in voting with just over 9,500 signatures on our petition. Our goal is to hit 10K by Friday.

Whether you like soccer or not, this is something that would be great for our city. Please take the 30 seconds or so to sign it if you have not.

Go USA Bid | Sign the Petition __________________
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Why would they base something like this on email petitions?

I have an idea though.

Instead of wasting 200 million dollars to put a concrete deck on I-670 downtown, spend 200 million towards a light rail system from the plaza, through downtown and out to the stadium complex. That will help KC land events like this.

Petition signed...

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Old 12-15-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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Why would they base something like this on email petitions?

I have an idea though.

Instead of wasting 200 million dollars to put a concrete deck on I-670 downtown, spend 200 million towards a light rail system from the plaza, through downtown and out to the stadium complex. That will help KC land evens like this.

Petition signed...

WTF is that deck thing about anyway? I haven't found a lot of info on it...
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Why would they base something like this on email petitions?

They arent. It is just a measuring stick and only one piece of the equation. Kansas City has put together a good package and really have a shot at landing this. OnGoal (owner of the Wizards) along with several other big businesses and players have put together a strong bid. It only helps to see that we have at least 10,000 fans showing their support.

Here are the petition standings of a few days ago:


1.Seattle 19,015
2.Atlanta 14,631
3.Houston 12,863
4.Indianapolis 10,582
5.Philadelphia 10,455
6.Miami 9,801
7.Kansas City 9,577
8.Tampa Bay 7,691
9.Dallas 7,605
10.Cleveland 7,485
11.Jacksonville 5,459
12.San Diego 5,412
13.Charlotte 5,219
14.Orlando 4,947
15.Chicago 4,804
16.NY/NJ 4,657
17.Nashville 4,323
18.Boston 4,190
19.Washington DC 4,024
20.Oakland 3,997
21.Denver 3,639
22.St. Louis 3,629
23.Los Angeles 3,070
24.Detroit 1,952
25.Baltimore 1,692
26.San Francisco 1,245
27.Phoenix 1,154
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