Broadway Bridge KCMO
Crossing the Missouri River
Route 169, toll bridge until 1991
Replaced "Second Hannibal" to its east which handled trains and cars
"Through Arch Bridge"
Cost: $12 million
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Brick Built: 1857
416 W 12th St KCMO
The Diocese of KC established by Pope Leo XIII in 1880
First Mass 1883 which stood 250 ft tall, making it the tallest building in KC at the time
Stained Glass windows were installed in 1912 designed by local artists
1 Arrowhead Dr
4th largest in seating capacity in the NFL
The two stadiums side-by-side was the first of its kind
Originally designed for a rolling roof between the two stadiums
Arrowhead Bomber 58
Chiefs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in its first home game in 1972
Jan. 20, 1974 Arrowhead hosted the Pro Bowl
1984 they thought of a fabric dome concept which was later thought to be unnecessary and would cost too much to construct
Chiefs and Checkers
Opened: August 12, 1972
AstroTurf until 1993
Part of Truman Sports Complex together with Kauffman Stadium
"Home of the Chiefs"
Loew's Midland Theater
Architect: Lamb,Thomas W.; Mlinar,Emil
National Register of Historic Places
1228 Main St KCMO
Home of the Robert-Morgan theatre pipe organ used until after WWII, then was replaced with larger screens and sound.
The organ was purchased in the 60's, moved to several locations across the country until purchased by local enthusiasts in 1984 and placed into the Kansas City Music Hall.
Was a movie house until 1981. In 2008 it reopened as an entertainment venue.
Owned by Marcus Loew born 1870 who formed Loews Theatres and later MGM
Marcus has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because of his work in the movie industry.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Four Shuttlecocks are in the Sculpture Park surrounding the grounds of the museum
Shuttlecocks created by Claes Oldenburg and Cooseje van Bruggen
Homes the largest collection of public works from Thomas Hart Benton from Kansas City
Cy Young Winner 2009
Justin's Favorite Player until 2011
Greinke's first MLB hit, was a homerun off Russ Ortiz of the Diamondbacks in 2005
Throws a 50 MPH Curveball
Born as Donald Greinke
Changed positions late in his high school career to pitcher to then become the National Player of the Year his senior year.
Selected in the first round for the 2002 draft
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
"The K wears sunglasses at Night"
6th Oldest MLB stadium
Only American League stadium named after a person, former owner Ewing Kauffman
Ewing born in Garden City, MO and grew up in Kansas City, MO
Heart ailment at age 11 kept him indoors for a year, he read up to 40 books a month
George Brett Drive
One Royal Way KCMO
Max Capacity: 40,230
Center Field 410 ft
Architect: Kivett and Meyers
AstroTurf until 1994, now Bluegrass and Rye
Nicknamed "The K", formly "Royals Stadium"
April 10, 1973 Royals won their first game at the new stadium against the Texas Rangers
Nolan Ryan pitched his first no-hitter in 1973 on this field
Zubaz created in 1988 for weightlifting by two bodybuilders
Sold $100 million of product in 1991
Zubaz are known to be bright, flashly, and awesome
They made AFL jerseys in the early 90's which were soon replaced because they were too "outlandish"
1996 the company went bankrupt to then sell the rights in 2007 to begin production once again
Paul D Hubbard 1892 invented the circular huddle. Paul played for a school intended for the hard of hearing, which used hand signals before the huddle. This was a problem when playing schools that could read the hand signals.
Huddle is used to prevent the other team from hearing the plays and deflect crowd noise
Typewriter formation was created at Florida State in the 1950's. Used so the person can make sure everyone in the huddle is listening to the instructions. You can have more players in this type of huddle, although the other team may be able to read lips and hand signals.
Named after Dr. Forrest C "Phog" Allen
James Naismith Court named after KU's first coach from 1898 to 1907
After completion in 1955 they won their first game against Kansas State
Architect: Charles L Marshall
Record attendance 17,288
Banner "Pay Heed, All Who Enter: Beware of the Phog". Banner originally made from shower curtains. Saying inspired by "The Fog" 1980's horror film.
KU Memorial Campanile
"Talk about the Sooners, Cowboys and the Bears,
Aggies and the Tiger and his tail.
Talk about the Wildcats, and the Cyclone boys,
But I'm the bird to make 'em weep and wail.
Cause I'm a Jay, Jay Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
Up at Lawrence on the Kaw -
Cause I'm a Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
With a sis-boom, hip hoorah,
Got a bill that's big enough
To twist a Tiger's tail,
Rope some Horns and listen
To the Red Raiders wail -
Cause I'm a Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
Riding on a Kansas gale."
(Not sure if it's the Aggies anymore, probably the Frogs. Frogs that are horned.)
Liberal Bee Jay's
Check out their website at beejays.net Alumni include:
Ian Kinsler- Texas Rangers
Hunter Pence- Philadelphia Phillies
Rich Harden- Oakland Athletics
Eric Sogard- Oakland Athletics
Kelly Shoppach- Boston Red Sox
Koyie Hill- St. Louis Cardinals
Scott Hairston- New York Mets
Robert Ray- Miami Marlins
James Naismith is the only KU coach to have a losing record
Every coach since the NCAA tournament has been in a final four
Over 2,000 wins
Common opponents for Naismith were Haskell Institute and William Jewell College
Naismith published the 13 rules of basket ball in 1891. There was no dribbling, dunking, three-pointers, shot clock, and goal-tending was legal.
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson
Only Athlete to be named an Allstar in two major American Sports
Played for the Memphis Chicks before being called up by the Kansas City Royals
4 seasons hitting at least 20 HR's
1 season hitting at least 30 HR's
1989 Allstar game MVP
Born: May 10, 1990
From: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Full Name: Salvador Johan Pérez Diaz
Signed with Royals when he was 16 years old
August 29, 2011 first Major League homerun against the Detroit Tigers, Max Scherzer
Wears women's perfume during games, 212 VIP cologne by Carolina Herrera and Victoria's Secret
Can be found eating frequency on Southwest Blvd