Kansas City Considering Selling Naming Rights

6 years 9 months 3 days ago Monday, February 11 2013 Feb 11, 2013 Monday, February 11, 2013 9:32:24 AM CST February 11, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some Kansas City officials are considering selling naming rights to parts of city-owned property.

City Manager Troy Schulte wants to create a new position to establish a sponsorship and naming rights program in the city.

The idea is being pushed by Oscar McGaskey, director of the city's convention facilities.
He's not proposing that entire buildings be renamed, just sections or items within the buildings. For example, he says he doesn't want to sell naming rights to Bartle Hall. But he foresees having a corporation sponsor the building's ballroom.

The Kansas City Star reports McGaskey promises he will sell naming rights only to family-friendly companies. No beer ads or adult entertainment companies would be allowed.

If the city council funds the new position, funds would be available May 1.

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