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Proposal for Chiefs to play games in St. Louis resurfaces

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This all started back in November, but somehow it came back to life on Monday

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On Monday night, KMBC-TV tweeted a story that you might remember from November:

So did KCTV — and after those two, numerous others.

This all started last year with this tweet from Kansas City councilman Quinton Lucas:

The tweet — suggesting the Kansas City Chiefs play a home game in St. Louis every year — raised a firestorm. Back then, Lucas appeared on 610 Sports with Bob Fescoe to defend his position — and of course, the story was also picked up in St. Louis.

It’s important to remember the context in which Councilman Lucas raised this idea: in the midst of the controversy surrounding the Chiefs game in Mexico City against the Los Angeles Rams that was moved to Los Angeles when the field at Estadio Azteca proved to be unsuitable for an NFL game. As you’ll recall, the Chiefs had to give up home game to play in London in 2015, and many Chiefs fans didn’t like that idea at all.

As his tweet from mid-November shows, Councilman Lucas — who is a Chiefs season ticket holder — started out by making a joke about moving the Mexico City game to St. Louis instead of Los Angeles, and then made tried to make a more thoughtful point about growing fan bases in the United States instead of in other countries — as he acknowledged in a tweet on Tuesday.

So what do you think? Would the NFL be better off trying to expand regional fan bases instead of international ones? That’s Councilman Lucas’ main issue: he thinks international games are pointless.

Where do you stand on the matter?

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If the Chiefs don’t have to give up a home game, I’d rather see them play in...

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  • 22%
    another country
    (818 votes)
  • 77%
    St. Louis, MO
    (2777 votes)
3595 votes total Vote Now