“We were tenant farmers in the back of their pasture,” says commissioner Scott Crawford.
The Conference, which represents 10 Kansas schools, now has 600 square feet at the Market Centre at 155 N. Market. It also has shared conference room space.
“It’s going to be exciting to bring the schools to my office for the first time,” Crawford says. “That’s a big deal to me.”
He needed the extra space in part to accommodate a new employee, Robert Brennecke, who is assistant commissioner for operations and sport communications.
“It was a one-man show, and now it’s a two-man show,” Crawford says. “We are working to . . . put a lot more visibility for the conference, for the 10 member schools.”
Patrick Ahern of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group handled the deal for the new space.
“I actually have some elbow room,” Crawford says.
It’s not big enough to, say, throw a football or play basketball, but it’s not bad.
“We can play office basketball, but that’s not a varsity sport yet.”