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Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. Leads Charge to Keep the KC Chiefs in the State: The Urgent Need for a New Stadium Solution Amid Legalized Sports Betting and Expanded Taxpayer Subsidies for Sports Teams.

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Kansas begins campaign to attract Chiefs across state lines

As efforts to persuade the Chiefs to build a new stadium in Kansas continue, former Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. is leading the charge. He is working with unnamed parties to convince the team to make a short move across the state line. This comes after a failed proposal to fund a renovation of Arrowhead Stadium through an extension of an existing sales tax, which was not supported by voters.

With legalized sports betting bringing in $10 million by 2025, and the possibility of additional measures being considered to use taxpayer money for a new stadium, there may be more opportunities for discussions about the team’s future in Kansas City. However, finding a plan that does not require voter approval will be crucial, given the lack of support for subsidizing sports team owners in recent ballot measures.

The urgency of this matter is underscored by the fact that the Chiefs’ lease at Arrowhead Stadium expires after the 2030 season. As such, exploring options such as relocating within the state is being considered as a potential solution to retaining the team in Kansas.

By Samantha Nguyen

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