Way back in April of 2006, Lamar and Clark Hunt pursued a Kansas City Super Bowl. In an unprecedented move, then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, guaranteed Kansas City a Super Bowl (in 2015) pending the passage of the stadium renovations (going on now) and a rolling roof.
Of course you know by now the rolling roof initiative did not go through and Kansas City was not awarded the 2015 Super Bowl.
Fast forward four years and here we sit. New York -- a cold-weather city without a dome -- was just awarded a Super Bowl.
So what about Kansas City?
I reached out to Clark Hunt with that question and here's what he had to say:
"We would certainly be interested in hosting a Super Bowl at Arrowhead. What a tremendous opportunity to showcase Kansas City, and celebrate my father's special association with the game. Kansas City would be a terrific host community for the NFL's premiere event."
He hits on the biggest thing (in my mind) Kansas City has going for it with regard to a future Super Bowl.
The Lamar Hunt factor.
Arguably the biggest contributor to the NFL and the man who coined the term Super Bowl. The NFL has shown an appreciation for those that built the game so, as a Kansas Citian, I hope the league considers the barbecue capital of the world.