Kansas begins campaign to attract Chiefs across state lines

Kansas Speaker’s Urgent Plea: Convince Chiefs to Build New Stadium Before Lease Expires

The Chiefs’ lease at Arrowhead Stadium expires after the 2030 season, adding urgency to discussions about the team’s future in Kansas City. Led by former Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., efforts are being made to persuade the Chiefs to build a new stadium in Kansas. This comes after a failed proposal to fund a renovation of Arrowhead Stadium through an extension of an existing sales tax.

Ryckman believes that Kansas is in the best position to convince the Chiefs to make a short move across the state line. When Kansas legalized sports betting, 80 percent of the revenue was allocated to a new fund aimed at attracting professional sports teams to the state, which could reach $10 million by 2025. Additional measures may be considered to use taxpayer money to fund a new stadium. The challenge will be to devise a plan that does not require voter approval, as demonstrated by the lack of support for subsidizing sports team owners in recent ballot measures.

It is noted that there are other potential solutions being explored as well, such as exploring the possibility of the Chiefs relocating within the state. However, building a new stadium remains a viable option and is currently being discussed with unnamed parties.

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