Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virtually complete

Pictures of the Sprint Center under construction in downtown KCMO have been making the rounds on the interwebs lately.

The most recent pics showed up first on KCRag forum, and then Tony linked in with some comments.

Problem is, the thing isn't done yet. That may be good enough for some people, but not for me. I insist upon instant gratification.

Even if it's just virtual.

So, I logged back in to Second Life for the first time in months (which is years in online time).

There, you can get a virtual feel for what the arena is going to be like. Here are some pics for the SL-challenged:

Here's a wide shot of the exterior of the arena.

This is the "interior" of the Sprint Center, the main arena.
This is the main lobby. You can get a free virtual T-shirt at the kiosk on the right to give Sprint some free virtual advertising.

This is the virtual sales chick. Kind of a two dimensional personality.
This is a secondary lobby between the main lobby and the arena. I guess you can watch free Spanish rock videos on that TV in the corner.

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  1. THE SPRINT CENTER WILL BE REALLY NICE...something KC needs quickly....

  2. I was in KC over Easter weekend and went to the WWI Museum--absolutely first rate. Is the Sprint Center that domed thingy I saw under construction?


  3. Yeah, it's sort of domey, more bowlish though.

  4. Why is Yazmar screaming about how nice the center will be. It'll be brand new. So, yeah...duh!

    I really, really hope they find a good team to house in that thing. But I'm looking forward to the P&L District, too, so maybe I'm a freak of nature when it comes to all things downtown development, eh?

  5. Faith,

    I guess it's kind of fashionable to be bearish on downtown development, P&L and Sprint Center in particular.

    But I'm with you. I'm not as pessimistic as most people say they are.

    The way I see it, KCMO did nothing downtown for years and it became a ghost town. So I have no problem with investing in a rejuvenation project. Of course, I'm from Johnson County, so what the hell do I know.


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