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Away From Home

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Kansas City Super Bowl!

Kansas City could be the site of a Super Bowl -- and even in our lifetimes!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - NFL owners voted Wednesday to tentatively award Kansas City a Super Bowl, largely as a tribute to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave the game its name.

With one giant string attached: improvements to Arrowhead Stadium, including a rolling roof to keep out the February cold. The team estimates the cost of the roof alone at $100 million to $200 million — and that's not counting $300 million or so the Chiefs say they need in stadium upgrades.

The approval is for a 10-year window, starting in 2011, but Hunt said the most likely prospects would be for the 49th or 51st Super Bowl, in 2014 or 2016.

I for one think this is a good thing, and could be just what the city needs to finally improve Arrowhead. Think about the economic benefits that a Super Bowl would bring, let alone all the publicity for Kansas City!

Plus, Arrowhead is already considered one of (if not the) loudest and most hostile stadium in the NFL -- just imagine how much louder it would be with a roof keeping the noise in!

I say let's do it!


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