The Kansas City Chiefs use Arrowhead Stadium from August to December (and sometimes January) but the rest of the time the stadium sits empty. Chiefs president Mark Donovan is trying to change that, according to an interview he did with the KC Business Journal.
The Chiefs have been involved in getting soccer games, concerts and college football games at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs didn't say how much money they were making from it but presumably it's enough to make the effort worth it.
The various events the Chiefs have hosted or will host at Arrowhead this year:
- Mexico national soccer team vs. Paraguay (March 31)
- The Rolling Stones (June 27)
- One Direction (July 28)
- Kenny Chesney (August 1)
- Missouri vs. BYU (November 14)
Donovan told the KC Business Journal that they have talked with local schools about hosting more college football games at Arrowhead...
The club is in constant communication with local universities' athletic programs — Donovan mentioned Missouri, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska and the University of Oklahoma — but it takes years of negotiation to schedule a game off campus, and many scheduling decisions about games outside a school's athletic conference are made years in advance. Donovan said conversations he's having now may not result in any games being scheduled until at least 2018.
... but there's no MU vs. KU game. Yet?