St. Joseph, Missouri is close to wrapping up their very first Kansas City Chiefs training camp and, after three weeks, I can tell you things went very smoothly.
Camp as a whole for the Chiefs was very quiet. For St. Joe, they felt the effects of the influx of Chiefs fans.
FOX 4 KC had a story on the Chiefs arrival and how it affected the city of St. Joe and Missouri Western State University. Here are the highlights.
- MWSU President Bob Vartabedian: "What's happened is that we're having atheltes sign on the spot after taking them through the facility when they would normally want to sit on it for a week or two."
- Enrollment at MWSU is the highest it's ever been;
- Owner of Milbourn's, local restaurant: "We're up a definite percentage over the last year."
- St. Joe Mayor Bill Falkner: "It's going to help the community tons, and not just the financial. It's the pride. It gives you something to put your hat on. We're the summer home of the Chiefs."
This almost makes you feel bad for River Falls, Wisconsin, who lost the Chiefs after nearly 20 years.