July 19, 2024

It’s difficult to accept that the Kansas City Chiefs, the reigning Super Bowl champions, are considering moving, but that’s exactly what they are.

Voters in Jackson County, Missouri defeated a sales tax plan on Tuesday night, which would have contributed to the construction of a new ballpark for the MLB’s Kansas City Royals and significant repairs to Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs were expecting to use public cash to help support the $800 million project, as they had already committed $300 million in private funds to the improvements.

undefined November 21, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs (15)

USA TODAY Sports’ Denny Medley

“Without the funding necessary for the necessary renovations, we would not be willing to sign a lease for a further 25 years.Given that the proposition was rejected by voters, there is reason to doubt the Chiefs’ long-term viability in Kansas City. They may listen to bids from other cities, or they could try again with a new proposal. Where might they move, should they decide to move at all (which is still a long way off, just to be clear)?

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson believes that the NFL’s recently crowned dynasty deserves a homecoming. Recall that the Chiefs relocated to Kansas City three years after starting as the Dallas Texans of the AFL in 1960. Johnson resumed his campaign on Wednesday morning after posting an article with the title, “Welcome home, Dallas Texans! #CottonBowl,” following Tuesday night’s news.

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