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NFL Report Says Real Efforts Are Being Made To Move The Chiefs Out Of Kansas City – Gridiron Heroics

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A new NFL report has come out that there are already being moves made to get the Chiefs to go across state lines and out of Kansas City. After the Jackson County vote did not go in favor of the Chiefs to pay for renovations to the stadium that both the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals play, the talks to move the franchise is picking up steam.

Efforts Underway To Move The Chiefs Across State Lines

NFL Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs news quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and chief executive Clark Hunt hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Per the Kansas City Star, there are efforts being made at this very moment to bring one or even both of the teams across the state lines and into Kansas. The former Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. said that he working with “mystery stakeholders” to move the Chiefs out of Kansas City.

“Jackson County fumbled. Now there will be a mad scramble for the ball, and we’re in the best position for a scoop and score,” Ryckman told The Star.

Ron is not the only political figure to start whispering about a move, as the Dallas Mayor also chimed in and convince the Chiefs to make a comeback to Texas.

NFL Stadium Renovations Could Cause A Relocation

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NFL Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs news owner Clark Hunt and wife Tavia Hunt during the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This all started with the Kansas City Chiefs announcing plans of renovation to their stadium, which would likely cost  $800 million. This was contingent upon the vote that ended up not going in their favor after 58% of voters went against them. 

“I’m sure we would love to have them because they’re our teams, right?” Kansas House Majority Leader Chris Croft said. “But at the same time, we want to make sure we’re doing the right thing for the state of Kansas.”

While it is unlikely for the team to actually relocate given they are in the middle of a dynasty, this is now a real story after the vote not working in Clark Hunt’s favor. Do not be surprised if there are reports of real threats coming soon.

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NFL Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs news chairman and co-owner Clark Hunt holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy on stage with his wife Tavia during the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII. Mandatory Credit: David Rainey-USA TODAY Sports

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