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Sports and Sales Tax: A Battle for the Future of Kansas City’s Beloved Stadiums

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Jackson County stadium measure fails, Chiefs and Royals suffer defeat

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas acknowledged the strong fan base for both teams and expressed a commitment to working with the Chiefs and Royals to develop a more inclusive and effective process to ensure the teams remain in Kansas City for future generations. Unfortunately, voters rejected Jackson County Question 1, which would have imposed a 3/8th-cent sales tax for Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals stadium projects.

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Chiefs, is the third oldest active NFL stadium, having opened on Aug. 12, 1972, with several renovations over the years. Kauffman Stadium, where the Royals play, is the sixth oldest active MLB stadium, and its first game was on April 10, 1973. The stadiums are important to both sports teams and their fans alike.

Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were part of an ad urging Jackson County voters to approve the sales tax measure, expressing their support for these stadiums that bring so much joy to residents of Kansas City. Despite their efforts and Clark Hunt’s previous confidence in passing this measure, it did not pass in this election cycle. However, there is optimism moving forward as leaders in Kansas City work together towards finding a solution that will keep these beloved sports teams in town for years to come.

By Samantha Jones

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