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January 27, 2004

Stadium-building firm advocates building stadium

The Kansas City Royals may not be demanding a new stadium at the moment, but that didn't stop groundbreaking Kansas City Star columnist Kevin Collison from asking how to go about building one - asking, in this case, Ellerbe Becket, a Kansas City-based architecture firm that specializes in building stadiums. Company spokesman Stuart Smith told Collison that building a $350 million downtown stadium (as opposed to a cheaper renovation of Kauffman Stadium) would be "a visionary thing. It's certainly somebody's vision, anyhow.

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