Chiefs doing more and more business in St. Louis

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The Chiefs weren’t going to hit on the widow at the funeral.

But now that she’s had time to grieve, they’re offering her a chance to get back out there.

According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs’ efforts to win over fans in St. Louis are beginning to increase, as they try to establish themselves as the team for the entire state of Missouri.

“We’re starting to take those [talks] more seriously,” team president Mark Donovan said of their sales and marketing efforts.

They waited a year after the Rams bolted for Los Angeles out of respect, but now they’re doing more business, in terms of season tickets packages, group sales and media presence. The St. Louis television market drew games of the Bears, Titans, and Colts as well, but the Chiefs are hoping they’re the strongest draw of the group.

But they’re also pulling in marketing dollars that used to go to the Rams.

“We’re further along in some of those discussions,” Donovan said. “It’s about not doing a bunch of deals, but doing the right deals . . . and we’re heard [from] a lot more St. Louis organizations [who are] reaching out to us, saying ‘How do we get player appearances, how do we get Play 60, how do we get caravans to come to St. Louis.’”

If the money keeps flowing west to Kansas City, you can bet the Chiefs will continue their outreach efforts in St. Louis, in hopes of keeping more of it in state.

14 responses to “Chiefs doing more and more business in St. Louis

  1. The Cardinals should relocate back to St. Louis. Nobody cares about football in Arizona. That would be a sweet homecoming and would be a great move by the NFL.

  2. Seems like a bit of a reach to me. Maybe from a marketing perspective or merchandise sales, but I doubt it brings many St. Lounians in for a game. Kansas City is over 250 miles from St. Louis. Indianapolis is actually closer.

    And it’s not like there is any added kinship with them being in the same state. Ask Steelers fans how much kinship they feel with Eagles fans and vice versa.

  3. Why wouldnt the Chiefs do all they can to appeal to St Louis fans who live in the State but have no home town team any more. are the Rams fans going to continue to support a team that decided to go play in LA or are they going to support a team from their own State.its a wise business move by the Chiefs.

  4. Any football fans in St. Louis should be ashamed of themselves if they become Chiefs fans.

    It’s well believed that while Hunt said he didn’t want St. Louis to lose their team, that the No votes for the Rams were from Pittsburgh and Buffalo and Clark Hunt wanted the entire $tate of Mi$$souri to himself.

  5. Seems like a bit of a reach to me. Maybe from a marketing perspective or merchandise sales, but I doubt it brings many St. Lounians in for a game. Kansas City is over 250 miles from St. Louis. Indianapolis is actually closer.

    And it’s not like there is any added kinship with them being in the same state. Ask Steelers fans how much kinship they feel with Eagles fans and vice versa.
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    Yeah, Indy is closer by like 7 miles. And, I am just certain that the Rams fans will feel that 7 miles is so much more of an attraction than an in-state team. Hell, Nashville is only 300 miles and Cincinnati is only 310 miles. Geez.

  6. The Cardinals should relocate back to St. Louis. Nobody cares about football in Arizona. That would be a sweet homecoming and would be a great move by the NFL.
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    The Cards got a new stadium and have been sold out at home for over 12 years. They are the hottest ticket in town. Yes, you are an idiot!

  7. At least the Rams fans can be confident the Chiefs won’t relocate anywhere. I know the majority of St. Louis Rams fans, passionately hate the LA Rams now. They got screwed. I am glad a team is reaching out to them as an alternative.

  8. kcflake says:
    I know the majority of St. Louis Rams fans, passionately hate the LA Rams now. They got screwed.

    Why? How? It was OK for St. Louis to steal the Cardinals from Chicago and the Rams from Los Angeles, yet St. Louis was somehow “screwed” when those teams were later taken from it?
    Hypocrisy much? Cry me a river.

  9. Kroenke killed professional football in St Louis. The city was willing to pay for a second new stadium in 20 years for a team that had 3 winning seasons in the 20 years there and for an owner that hadn’t spoken to the fans or media in 4 years. Then on the way out Kroenke and Demoff trashed the fans and area. No owner will ever move a team there and the NFL has no interest in having a team in St Louis.

    If the Chiefs want the St Louis market they should consider playing their preseason games here and maybe one regular season game a year. That won’t happen though, so the St Louis fans will be scattered or be rooting against the Rams every week.

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