Chiefs president says all options are on the table for a potential new stadium

General exterior view of Arrowhead Stadium
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After Chiefs President Mark Donovan said recently that the team could leave Kansas City for a new stadium in the suburbs, the mayor of Kansas City quickly responded that the team ought to stay. In his latest comments, Donovan again said it’s possible the Chiefs could move elsewhere.

Donovan said staying at Arrowhead Stadium, building a new stadium in Kansas City, or moving to the suburbs are all possible.

All of those are on the table,” he said, via the Kansas City Star. “The perspective I want to give everybody is: Take a breath. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

The Chiefs are currently studying the feasibility of Arrowhead, where their current lease runs through 2031. He said it’s going to take the team some time to consider its options.

“We do have to look at, does it make sense to build new? But you can’t even have that discussion and really get serious about it until you know what you have. And that’s going to take awhile,” he said.

Whether the Chiefs play in a new stadium or Arrowhead gets major renovations, it’s safe to assume that taxpayers will pay for a large portion of an expensive construction project.

16 responses to “Chiefs president says all options are on the table for a potential new stadium

  1. I think they should renovate similar to Lambeau Field. Arrowhead is iconic and an NFL landmark. We lost candlestick and a lot of other places, everything is going to be “Spectrum Center” or “Verizon” stadium before long. History and tradition are important in sports.

  2. Make AT&T pay for the stadium or Apple. Start making these multi trillion dollar foreign companies operating through America to start paying for their own stuff instead of leeching off tax payers

  3. Chiefs fan here…its 9 nine years out but a great ploy to pit one state against another and see who wants to build a new stadium for a billionaire owner with tax payer dollars.

  4. The stadium itself and the area it resides in is a complete dump. Leave it be. It’s what the fans like – and deserve.

  5. The red, flyover states tend to be most vulnerable to manipulation by NFL owners to have taxpayers pay for stadiums. The Republican leadership in these states isn’t very strong, and the GOP tends to put money before people and create policy that favors the wealthy over the middle and lower classes. Having an NFL team is important to a city such as Kansas City, because there isn’t much else going for it.

  6. The one thing Chiefs fans have going for them is that there isn’t a threat of moving to LA anymore. Arrowhead has been there for 50 years now, and it’s held up pretty well, but it’s prudent to think to the future. The Chiefs and Royals have done well in KC, the NHL didn’t last long, the Scouts left for Denver and then Jersey, the KC Kings are now in Sacramento. The Hunt family has been good to KC as well,

  7. The Hunt family, like Jerry Jones, made their money in the oil business. There should be some formula for determining the net worth of an owner and their ability to pay for their own stadium.

  8. Make the tax payers pay. There’s 100’s of minimum wage part time jobs at stake. (sarcasm)

  9. Make the tax payers pay. Whoever wants a team should pay for it. If they wont someone will. A rich, blue state is more deserving.

  10. Royals will go downtown, Chiefs will build on the vacated Royals property. Problem solved….Clark Hunt & CO should also reinvest and help redevelop the surrounding area…

  11. Robert Kraft managed to scrape enough together to build the Patriots stadium without taxpayers money.

  12. While Arrowhead needs some renovations it’s still a great stadium in an ok area. I don’t see them moving anywhere unless the Royals vacate and the Chiefs build next door.

  13. arrowhead816 says:
    April 23, 2022 at 6:57 pm
    Royals will go downtown, Chiefs will build on the vacated Royals property. Problem solved….Clark Hunt & CO should also reinvest and help redevelop the surrounding area…
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    Investing in the surrounding area should be automatic, but rarely happens.

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