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Strike At Stadium Could Force Chiefs Out Of Arrowhead

As work continues at the Truman Sports Complex in connection with renovations to Arrowhead Stadium, Sportsradio 810 in Kansas City reports that a work stoppage is possible.
Per the report a strike, could happen after a labor contract between the builder and its union expires in five days.
If this occurs, and if the strike lasts 30 days or longer, the Chiefs could be forced to make other arrangements for one or more of their 2009 home games.
Though  is suggesting that the Chiefs would have to play their entire schedule of home games on the road, we think that the Chiefs would make other arrangements, playing the games at a relatively local college stadium, possibly at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Even if the Chiefs ultimately had to play their home games in San Antonio (as the Saints did for much of the 2005 seasons), the Chiefs surely would prefer a neutral site to the alternatively playing all 16 games with the opponent enjoying home-field advantage.
The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Browns, Steelers, Bills, Cowboys, and Giants.
UPDATE:  A Chiefs official advises us that the team is confident that the situation will not disrupt the team’s 2009 schedule.

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31 Responses to “Strike At Stadium Could Force Chiefs Out Of Arrowhead”
  1. misterj says: Mar 25, 2009 4:29 PM

    So LA has a team next year? Awesome.

  2. hesawinner says: Mar 25, 2009 4:30 PM

    Are they complaining about having jobs?

  3. Alpheratz says: Mar 25, 2009 4:36 PM

    Reagan and the air traffic controllers……….that’s all I have to say.

  4. RAVENMIKESC says: Mar 25, 2009 4:40 PM

    Is Tony Soprano head of the union?

  5. dabooo says: Mar 25, 2009 4:42 PM

    Love how you hicks blame the worker without looking over anything. Maybe one day you clowns will get jobs that pay over $6/hr. and do not require blue vests.

  6. Nelson says: Mar 25, 2009 4:48 PM

    Looks like the Chiefs may have to find another place to win those three games, next year.

  7. peskyspole says: Mar 25, 2009 4:48 PM

    Lock up your daughters San Antonio…Larry Johnson’s coming to town

  8. inmymind says: Mar 25, 2009 4:49 PM

    Bust the Unions, Bust the Unions….

  9. kenny1978 says: Mar 25, 2009 4:51 PM

    Unions: They are killing this country !!

  10. T Henrys B@stard Child says: Mar 25, 2009 4:51 PM

    Kansas City has a football team?

  11. FillyFinatic says: Mar 25, 2009 4:55 PM

    Instead of the Chiefs they can call them the LA CHEFS, with Chef Ramsey can bark at them on the side lines

  12. omegalh says: Mar 25, 2009 4:58 PM

    They could play in Lincoln, Nebraska. Omaha is a Chiefs town and would sell out for one season at least.

  13. Crimedog says: Mar 25, 2009 5:04 PM

    Looks like the Chiefs finally have a shot to go “undefeated” at Arrowhead.

  14. wonderdog says: Mar 25, 2009 5:23 PM

    Kevin Kietzman is as big a tool as Jason Whitlock. How did a mid-market metro like KC get two of the biggest idiots in the nation at once?

  15. Rhodium Heart says: Mar 25, 2009 5:27 PM

    I would presume the Chiefs would play in Lawrence, Kansas. Memorial Stadium holds about 50,000. It’s about a half-hour drive from downtown K.C., 42 miles from Arrowhead. I’m sure the luxury skybox situation is deficient, but it beats the hell out of commuting to San Antonio.

  16. Burritto says: Mar 25, 2009 5:28 PM

    “Per the report a strike, could happen after a labor contract between the builder and its union expires in five days.”
    Worst. Comma. Ever.

  17. Joe_Blow says: Mar 25, 2009 5:33 PM

    Oh, sure, they’ll play all of their home games on the road. Or in St. Louis. There are, most definitely, not about 19 different stadiums within the KC Metro area (or within 100 miles or so ) that, you know, don’t regularly host tens of thousands of fans for football games on a regular basis. Nope, it’s either Arrowhead, a corn field, or somewhere ridiculous like St. Louis or San Antonio for the team from KC..

  18. bosshogg82 says: Mar 25, 2009 5:38 PM

    They are more than welcome to come play at Faurot Field here in Columbis!

  19. Alpheratz says: Mar 25, 2009 5:41 PM

    Hey daboo, union thug, if you guys were so secure that your way is superior, you wouldn’t worry about us, would you?
    But you do.
    In fact, if the Davis Bacon Act were repealed, your sorry union ass would be on the picket line full time without big daddy government carrying it.

  20. ChrisJNelson says: Mar 25, 2009 5:42 PM

    Haha, the notion of the Chiefs playing 16 road games isn’t even worth considering. I would never happen.

  21. bosshogg82 says: Mar 25, 2009 5:43 PM

    where is my comment

  22. bosshogg82 says: Mar 25, 2009 5:54 PM

    Come play in Columbia, MO.

  23. Siefkes says: Mar 25, 2009 6:00 PM

    Couldn’t the chiefs just bring in another contractor to finish the job?

  24. ChiefsNfl says: Mar 25, 2009 6:17 PM

    The Chiefs wont be going to LA. If the strike is to occur then, they will most likely play in Columbia, MO, Lawrence, KS, or even Manhattan, KS. Playing a game or two at one of the nearest major NCAA Big 12 schools would be the likeliest destination because they are still close enough to home that the fan base would still be there, allowing for the home field advatage, and they stadiums are big enough for just a few moved games. Either way, this is a nonissue so don’t get your panties in a bunch if the Chiefs do not go visit a (or your) distant city for a game or two.

  25. DJSlyBri says: Mar 25, 2009 6:23 PM

    None of this will ever happen. They’ll be in Arrowhead and that’s that.

  26. teddybayer says: Mar 25, 2009 6:48 PM

    The Chefs could play in Giant Stadium and it wouldn’t matter. They suck so
    bad they don’t matter. I might be wrong on this, but I bet you $1 Billion Dollars
    that Matt Cassel doesn’t win 11 games this year. Don’t spend that “franchise tag”
    money, Matt. After one year as a Chef, you’ll be carrying a clipboard again like
    Steve Deberg or Irving Leinart or…Matt Cassell!

  27. Arrowhead Gold says: Mar 25, 2009 7:04 PM

    Wow. Let’s leave out the last, most significant paragraph of the source article: “The union contract has been renegotiated at the end of March every year for the past 30 years and there has never been a strike. And, the two sides in this labor issue don’t expect a strike this year either.”
    I realize (because you constantly remind us) that you aren’t a real journalist. This kind of reporting is down-right misleading and wrong.

  28. Arrowhead Gold says: Mar 25, 2009 7:07 PM

    This article is completely misleading and wrong. Here is the last paragraph from the source article: “The union contract has been renegotiated at the end of March every year for the past 30 years and there has never been a strike. And, the two sides in this labor issue don’t expect a strike this year either.”

  29. Arrowhead Gold says: Mar 25, 2009 7:08 PM

    This isn’t true.

  30. Eddie Fonner says: Mar 25, 2009 7:17 PM

    Even including the last 2 (terrible) seasons, the chiefs still post a pretty nice 60% home win percentage over the last 10 seasons… KC has sunk too much money into the Arrowhead renovations just to watch the chiefs up and leave, so don’t get your hopes up, LA losers. Pioli & Haley will make all you haters forget about king carl’s miserable reign in no time!

  31. fightinamish says: Mar 25, 2009 7:55 PM

    Unions- The people who brought you the weekend.

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