Friday, May 24, 2013

Kansas football adds KC stop to Weis tour


Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association announced Thursday the addition of June 27 in Kansas City, Mo., as the final stop on the Kansas Football Preview Party with Charlie Weis tour.

The Happy Hour event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and take place at The Dubliner in Kansas City’s Power and Light District. All Jayhawk alumni, fans and friends are invited to the event as Weis, the KU football coaching staff and special guests from the athletic department and alumni association are expected to preview the upcoming season and host a question-and-answer session.

Previous stops on the tour during the past several weeks included: Denver, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, Liberal (Kan.) and Topeka.

There will be no charge for the Kansas City event.


Steve Brown 6 years, 5 months ago

Next year consider KCKS. perhaps KC Sporting Park, to keep the $$ in Ks. They have a reception hall for a cash bar that will hold a large number. Perhaps OP Sheraton convention center, they have rooms of all sizes.

kellerman411 6 years, 5 months ago

The point of this tour is to build the KU brand... I don't think having anything in OP would be beneficial as everyone there is a KU fan already, if not, have already pledged their allegiance to little sister out west. At least downtown there might be some neutral people and neutral media contributors to do some good.

From a purely "which venue is better" mindset, I would agree with you totally.

clevelandjayhawker 6 years, 5 months ago

I think Grunhart (sp?) owns the Dubliner, so it is kind of keeping in house. Love the idea. If we can string together some wins we are going to have a "National Brand" in football thanks in large part ot our high profile coach; if that happens I think we will start to get some 5 star guys. We are building something really great here, but first we need to win some games (then maybe we can upgrade the stadium).

Love the direction of the program, we are going to be a team other teams cant mark as an automatic "w" anymore. RCJH

JayHawkFanToo 6 years, 5 months ago

Grunhard is part owner and he and HC Weis did a charity event there before:

I wish they would pick a different place, preferably on the Kansas side. From I have heard the food is below average and the service pretty poor.
Lots of good sports bars on the Kansas side including the new Twin Peaks in Olathe (check the waitresses), any of the Johnny's Tavern locations, or even the 810 Zone Leawood (even with K-Stater Kietzman) would be better choices.

JayHawkFanToo 6 years, 5 months ago

You are talking apples and oranges; the issue is not that he is coming to the Kansas City metro area but where in the city the event is taking place The cities you mentioned have large KU fan bases but they are located hundreds of miles away from Kansas. The Kansas City Metro area is different insofar as that in addition to a huge fan base (larger than MU), it does have options other than downtown Kansas City "Missouri." By moving the site a few miles west, you not only make it more convenient to most of the KU fan base but you also leave the money in the state.
Also, while the Power and Light District is more geared up to the younger crowds, the older crowd (think wealthier contributors) would prefer a suburban location, preferably in the Kansas side.

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