Kansas City in no mood to let Chiefs go



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The National Football League (NFL) team Kansas City Chiefs (US) are fresh off a second straight Super Bowl but have been the subject of potentially moving.

‘THE SPUN’ stated that it comes on the heels of a sales tax extension for a renovated GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (in Kansas City, Missouri, US – Chiefs home ground) plan being denied.

The 2024 Coliseum Summit US will be held at the GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, from June 5th-6th. An ice-breaker event including stadium tour will be held at the CPKC Stadium in Kansas City (June 4th).

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri (US). The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference West division.

The 76,416-capacity GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is an American football stadium in Kansas City, Missouri (US). It primarily serves as the home venue of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).

New York (US)-based the National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The Super Bowl is the annual league championship game of the National Football League (NFL) of the United States. It has served as the final game of every NFL season since 1966, replacing the NFL Championship Game. Since 2022, the game has been played on the second Sunday in February.

The Kansas City Chiefs won the 2024 Super Bowl in overtime and became the back-to-back NFL champions. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrated a Super Bowl win against their peer team – the San Francisco 49ers – on February 11th, 2024, held at the 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The Kansas City Chiefs won 25-22 against the San Francisco 49ers.

‘THE SPUN’ further stated that despite the tax issue, the Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas wants everyone to know that the Chiefs aren’t going anywhere – “I hear rumors, including even from the Mayor of Dallas (Eric Johnson). Kansas City, don’t believe the noise. We are committed to retention of our teams with vastly lower expenses-think needed infrastructure build-out – than even an intra-Metro move. Both the teams (Kansas City Chiefs and the Major League Baseball [MLB] team Kansas City Royals) will be in KCMO (Kansas City, Missouri) in 2040 and long after.”

The Chiefs’ current lease at the Arrowhead Stadium expires after the 2030 season and the Kansas City is hoping that it extends well beyond that. There’s also a chance that the Chiefs could play in a new stadium if that gets approved.

Something will work itself out over the next few years and will keep the Chiefs in Kansas City for a long time.

The Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers back in February to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the National Football League (NFL) team New England Patriots did in 2003 and 2004.

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