David Frantze Discusses Role with KC NWSL Team Owners with Kansas City Business Journal
A cover story published by the Kansas City Business Journal on March 4 details the journey of the owners of Kansas City's National Women's Soccer League team, KC Current. Stinson LLP Partner David Frantze worked closely with the owners to gain city approvals for the new stadium and training center.
"Owning and controlling your own stadium allows you to control your own destiny," Frantze said. "You can brand it according to what you want to do. You can control the entire marketing and team experience and have the quality of finishes that you want to have in there. With this commitment, they're really making the team major league in every sense of the word."
Frantze, and other Stinson attorneys, served as legal counsel to KC Current in the negotiation of a lease for the stadium site and parking on the Port KC owned riverfront area. The site of the stadium will be leased under a 30-year lease and can extend to 50 years with lease renewals. It is expected to open in time for the 2024 season.
Frantze represents developers, property owners, tenants and end-user companies in large, complex real estate development projects that involve development incentives. He has also played a key role in marquee development, renovation and redevelopment projects in both Kansas and Missouri. Additionally, Frantze serves as outside real estate counsel to the Kansas City Royals.
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