Karl Peterjohn, executive director of the Wichita-based Kansas Taxpayers Network, is no convert to the downtown arena project. But he made a constructive suggestion this week to The Eagle editorial board, as he noted the public’s brief enthusiasm for the costly idea of building the arena over the Arkansas River: “The ‘wow’ factor we really need for this project is an anchor tenant,” he said. It’s true. Other cities’ new arenas are inextricably linked to the college or professional sports teams that will call them home. That issue needs far more attention in Sedgwick County’s case, and soon.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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