KANSAS CITY, Kan. — MANICA Architecture work at the Chase Center in San Francisco, home of the Golden State Warriors. It is located in an entertainment district with retail, restaurants, bars and offices.
“They offer a synergy between the two,” company President David Manica said in an interview with FOX4 Monday about the development of the stadium and the surrounding entertainment district. “Obviously the feet fall and the traffic that the stadium and the arena welcome the energy that surrounds it and vice versa.”
Manica said the district gives people the opportunity to come early, shop, eat, then go to the game, and they can go to the entertainment district afterwards.
“What I feel in my work is that it becomes more of a model to encourage success and re-invigorate the entire urban environment.”
Manica’s comments came six days after Royals Chairman John Sherman said he wanted a ballpark district for the team, with a new stadium in the future.
“A lot of times the stadium can sit dark, and if it’s in the middle of a parking lot, then there’s no reason to go there,” Manica said.
Manica did not talk about the Royals situation in particular, but said T-Mobile Center in the Power & Light District is a perfect example of a place for sports and shopping and entertainment around it.
“The number of events that you can do through the building always generates more revenue for everyone, not only for the team but for the city, for the staff, the employees, the people of the city that work in those buildings, so more events always. means more income, ” said Manica.
“But what we see outside even in the football stadium, in the football stadium, or the indoor arena is a way to provide more content to the building and thus generate more event days.”
That’s where companies like MANICA can help sports teams. He said the team’s leadership was never just concerned about playing on the field.
“A building has no control over what happens on the playing field,” Manica continued. “So the home team can win or lose, but win or lose, it’s important for the building and venue to provide a great guest experience that will keep them coming back.”
In the Royals’ three-page letter to fans, Sherman said they will have a listening tour with the public about what they envision the new stadium and ballpark district to be, but there was no word on when it would begin.
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