Arrowhead Stadium was named by former Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. The team’s name can be traced back to former Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle and a contest. The idea of adding a roof Arrowhead has come up.
The River Market area, also sometimes called the City Market, was once called River Quay. An anonymous reader asked The Star and the Kansas City Public Library why as a part of the “What’s Your KCQ?” series.
What happened to the snowman that was displayed in Gillham Park? Frosty, a Santa’s Wonderland playground slide, appeared throughout the 1960s and decades after but no longer stands during the holiday season.
Elaborate crowns used to hang over downtown Kansas City at Christmas time. Ann Purucker, whose father brought the decorations to KC, shares more about the history of the long-lost but beloved tradition.
A reader asked the KCQ team: How many underground spaces and caves does Kansas City have? Beneath Kansas City’s urban edges exists more than 20 million square feet of business including Hunt Midwest’s SubTropolis.
Kansas Citian Todd Hembree wonders why the KCTV transmission tower at 31st Street and Grand Avenue is no longer lit at night. The station general manager says lighting the tower is not logistically feasible.
Self-proclaimed grammar nerd Don Beggs of Brookside noticed while driving around Kansas City that the city’s street signs show abbreviations differently. He wanted to know: “Why is there no set style on Kansas City’s street signs?”
It’s an argument that’s raged since the Royals left 22nd and Brooklyn after the 1972 season. But not much has happened in the year since news broke that Kansas City was studying downtown baseball stadium sites.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid would have liked another opportunity to score in overtime, during Sunday's January 20, 2019 AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. He says he supports the league rules on overtime.