Royals to develop a downtown Kansas City ballpark in the entertainment district.

The Kansas City Royals plan to build their new downtown ballpark blocks away from T-Mobile Center and the Power & Light District,

abandoning two other locations in the city in favor of one that puts the stadium closer to existing entertainment venues.

The Royals unveiled plans for the $2 billion-plus ballpark project on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, two days after the Kansas City Chiefs 

won their third Super Bowl in five years, and one day before the city celebrates another Lombardi Trophy with a parade downtown.

The route on Wednesday runs along Grand Avenue to Union Station, or directly past the new ballpark.

"We're the second-smallest city with both an NFL franchise and a Major League Baseball club,"

 said Royals owner John Sherman, "and we want to keep ourselves as a major league city." We want these franchises to be successful here for another 50 years."

The new ballpark will seat approximately 34,000 fans, or roughly 3,000 fewer than Kauffman Stadium, and the Royals plan to have it ready for the 2028 season. 

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