John Wood, an assistant city manager for Kansas City, said he wasn't surprised by the high praise for the city's affordability.
"Thirty-one months is what we have available," John Wood, senior vice president at Mortenson Construction, said of the project's construction timeline. "... That is exactly the schedule that we had in Minnesota to build U.S. Bank Stadium, and there we went through three harsh Minnesota weekends. So, we'll have two-and-a-half Nevada summers to go through. But we still have great confidence in our ability to complete on time."