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Weather conditions force Chiefs to move D-II football game out of Arrowhead

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The Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium was supposed to host a D-II football game on Saturday between Northwest Missouri State University and Washburn University. Now they won't.

The Chiefs said in a statement that this weekend's weather conditions, which call for snow on Saturday, prompted them to move the game from Arrowhead to Northwest Missouri State University.

Due to an unforeseen chain of inclement weather events expected to take place in Kansas City, Saturday's Fall Classic has been relocated to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., from Arrowhead Stadium.

After consulting with the National Football League office and a thorough review of the weather forecast, our grounds crew strongly suggested eliminating any activity on the field prior to the game on Sunday. Due to the potential combination of wet snow conditions followed by below freezing temperatures, it has been recommended that the field remain covered during the forecasted precipitationon Saturday.

"We would like to express our thanks to Mel Tjeerdsma, Loren Ferré and both universities for their understanding and working with us to find a solution to this unpredictable situation," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said.

Because I can't write a post without being snarky, I'll just say this: Who knew a game in Kansas City in mid-November would be cold and possibly snowy? No one could've predicted that!

OK, my snark is done.

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