As many of you know, a new facility at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, MO is being built for the Kansas City Chiefs 2010 training camp. Nearly all of the exterior walls are up and they expect everything to be fully enclosed by mid-January.
The scheduling is a little behind but Dave Williams, Missouri Western's AD, doesn't think it's any concern and notes the project is still on budget.
"There have been some changes that have added small costs, such as using a type of inner skin that is more durable than the university originally bid out," Williams said according to Scott Pummell of the St. Joe News. "There have been a few add-ons and a few things we’ve had to change in terms of the budget," Williams said, "but for the most part we’re right where we need to be."
It was reported earlier this week that the $7+ million project is still expected to be completed by July 1st.
Schools officials are also continuing on with the plan of hosting training camp at the end of July in 2010. Williams says they're on schedule but also says it's a long road to hosting camp.
"We continue to think about parking, about traffic flow, about security," Williams said. "It’s literally a daily activity for us, trying to figure out the operations."
Williams also says the school is waiting for some feedback from the Chiefs, which they suspect will happen after the season next week.
"Until they decide how they want to run their camp, it’s hard for us to plan," Williams said. "But we’ll be ready when they are. That’s when we’ll work to hash out the details of the operation of the camp."