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Legislation #: 130192 Introduction Date: 3/7/2013
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/7/2013
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, SHARP, FORD, JAMES, JR., WAGNER, CURLS, BROOKS, GLOVER, TAYLOR, DAVIS, JOHNSON AND CIRCO
Title: Welcoming the Renegades Indoor Football Team to Kansas City and Kemper Arena.

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3/7/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/7/2013 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 130192

 

Welcoming the Renegades Indoor Football Team to Kansas City and Kemper Arena.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Renegades indoor football team is Kansas City’s newest professional sports team that will bring indoor football back to Kemper Arena where the sport was first played here; and

 

WHEREAS, the Renegades will begin their six home game season at 2:05 p.m. on March 17th at Kemper Arena with a game against the Omaha Beef following tailgating and a noon pre-game concert; and

 

WHEREAS, the Renegades are part of a new ten team indoor football league (the Champions Professional Indoor Football League) which includes teams in markets such as Wichita, Topeka, Tulsa, Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux City; and

 

WHEREAS, many of the players of Kansas City’s new team played high school football locally and played in the NFL, NFL Europe, CLF or AFL and are hoping to restore excitement and bring new memories to Kemper Arena with their brand of high scoring, fast paced and hard hitting football; and

 

WHEREAS, majority owner Jeremy Ploeger and minority owner Pastor Clayton Moore founded the team to bring a championship to Kansas City and also to establish a strong community presence and promote youth sports; and

 

WHEREAS, the Renegades have put together a well-qualified staff including veteran head coach Ken Matous who has coached championship arena football teams and has also coached at East Carolina and Duke University; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome the Renegades to Kansas City and Kemper Arena and wish them many successful seasons; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Owner Jeremy Ploeger, General Manager Reggie Harris and Coach Ken Matous with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for bringing new entertainment and affordable family fun to our community.

 

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