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Hearing 🏟️ KU Likely Playing at Arrowhead Stadium Next Year
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Hearing: KU to Play at Arrowhead Next Season 🏟️
I’m Hearing Kansas football will likely play multiple games at Arrowhead Stadium next season. The Jayhawks previously planned on playing with a reduced capacity crowd of roughly 25,000 while renovating David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
The main benefit to playing in Kansas City is a significant increase in revenue for the Jayhawks next year. I’m Hearing four games will likely move with a chance KU shifts the entire season out of Lawrence.
Kansas home games next year:
vs. Lindenwood on Aug. 31
vs. UNLV on Sept. 14
Big 12: Colorado, TCU, Houston, and Iowa State (dates TBA)
I’ve Heard playing all six home games at Arrowhead Stadium could add as much as $30M to KU’s bottom line. If KU keeps it to four games, I’d think the season opener and senior night would remain in Lawrence.
Another benefit for the University would be a much faster construction timeline for Phase One of the stadium renovations. While KU’s stadium should be ready for the 2025 season, uninterrupted construction will reduce costs and the risk of unforeseen delays (weather issues, for example).
One critical challenge for KU would be moving its revenue out of the state of Kansas and into Missouri. I’m guessing KU Chancellor Doug Girod will have to deal with political ramifications — or annoyances — by playing across the state line.
Another consideration for KU is the experience for its football players and the student body. Though, I’d argue playing in an NFL stadium rather than a construction site will provide a better experience for the players.
While it’s not a sure thing until the contract is signed, the Jayhawks will probably bring a high-quality team to Arrowhead next year.
LET ME KNOW: I honestly have no idea how KU fans will feel about this. I personally say move the whole season over and get the renovation done with. What do you think? 👇👇
Are KU fans OK with a full season at Arrowhead Stadium for an extra $30M in revenue?
Or would the tax dollars in Missouri make you rethink it?
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