The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly considering options for a stadium site on the Kansas side of the metro.
That’s according to a Tuesday morning tweet from Kevin Clark, who covers the NFL for sports website The Ringer.
Prez chiefs Mark Donovan, when asked about potential new stadium options this morning, said the team had considered options in Kansas State. They love Arrowhead and Lamar Hunt’s stadium legacy, but were presented by Kansas developers on a bunch of options. Something to watch.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) March 29, 2022
NFL team owners run the league annual meeting off season in Palm Beach, Florida this week, where Donovan’s comments appeared to have been made.
Notably, Clark quotes Donovan saying that the team has already “been presented by Kansas developers on a bunch of options.”
Why is this important: The Legends area in Kansas City, Kansas, already the site of Kansas Speedway and Children’s Mercy Park, would likely be the best landing spot for a new NFL stadium, given its access to I-70 and I-435 and its proximity with other amenities. in the zone.
But a potential Chiefs move to Kansas from their longtime home at the Truman Sports Complex would be more convenient for many Chiefs fans in Johnson County.
But don’t hold your breath: Whatever happens seems to be very preliminary.
As the Kansas City Star Ratings, the team’s current lease at the Truman Sports Complex does not expire until 2031.
In November, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt called Arrowhead Stadium “one of the best stadiums in the league”, citing major renovations that took place there just a decade ago.
Reaction: Yet on Tuesday, the Ringer report prompted a tweet from Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas:
Kansas City has been proudly home to the Chiefs since the early 1960s. We look forward to working with the Chiefs, our Missouri State partners and local authorities to ensure the Chiefs remain at home in Kansas City and Missouri for the generations to come. https://t.co/h9XBn7L0VC
— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) March 29, 2022
News of Donovan’s comments comes as the Royals have also been publicly weighing the idea of a downtown stadium.