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10-28-2004, 12:13 PM
FVCK this stupid misleading title. I thought they were going to have the Border "Showdown" at Arrowhead, but much to my dismay...


Kansas, Mizzou Coming to Arrowhead In 2005
Oct 28, 2004, 11:41:05 AM

Arrowhead Stadium owns a reputation as a showplace for outstanding college football. To add to this tradition, Arrowhead will host two NCAA Division I-A football games in the fall of 2005, as well as another NCAA Division II football game.

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that the Chiefs organization has reached an agreement in principle with the University of Kansas to faceku 59 the University of Oklahoma at Arrowhead on October 15, 2005. The Chiefs have a contract in place with Arkansas State University to host the University of Missouri at Arrowhead on September 3, 2005. Rounding out the 2005 college football schedule at Arrowhead will be The Fall Classic IV – which annually pits Northwest Missouri State University vs. Pittsburg (KS) State University. That contest will be played at Arrowhead on October 29, 2005.

“College football at Arrowhead has become an on-going tradition in Kansas City,” Peterson said. “Along with the Dr Pepper Big 12 Football Championship, which we are fortunate to be hosting a third time on December 4, 2004, and will do again in December 2006, scheduling of major college football in Kansas City reflects not only the schools’ interest, but that of a public who wants to keep Arrowhead Stadium among the most coveted showplaces for the college, as well as for the professional game in America.

“Our only concern is that if we are to continue to attract college football games and championships it is crucial that Arrowhead Stadium be kept up to the standards that these schools expect when they look for suitable off-campus venues,” Peterson continued. “For NCAA Division I-A schools and the Big 12 Championships, the teams view these games in Kansas City with a bowl-like atmosphere. Obviously, we are very hopeful that County Question One passes on Tuesday, November 2nd. The economic impact of these games to the entire Kansas City community is important and substantial.”

Kevin Gray, President of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission echoed Peterson’s comments on the importance of retaining events such as the Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Game.

“It’s one of the single largest events when you consider both the pageantry and the huge mu smitheconomic benefit to our metropolitan area,” Gray noted. “In many respects it has the impact of a major city-wide convention.” He sees the creation of much the same atmosphere for games including Kansas and Missouri. “We recall the tremendous economic boost that the Nebraska-Oklahoma State game had on our region years ago. Our preliminary estimate is that over the next two years, events played at Arrowhead Stadium will generate in excess of $40 million to our local economy.”

In the past seven years, Arrowhead Stadium has hosted 20 college football teams in 10 games, with three more games now scheduled for 2005. Big 12 Conference teams such as Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Oklahoma have already visited Arrowhead with Missouri and Kansas scheduled for appearances in 2005. Other NCAA Division I-A teams who have visited Arrowhead include the University of Iowa, Florida State University, the University of California - Berkeley, and next year, Arkansas State University.

Arrowhead has also hosted the annual match-up of local NCAA Division II powers Northwest Missouri State and Pittsburg State in what has become known as The Fall Classic. The 2002 game was played before the largest audience ever to see an NCAA Division II football game (26,695). This year marks the fourth consecutive season these rivals have squared off at Arrowhead with the two teams scheduled to meet again in Kansas City in 2005. For both schools, the trip to Kansas City and to Arrowhead represents a growing tradition.

“The crowd support that has been there and the enthusiasm everyone has to go to Arrowhead really merits doing it again,” Northwest Missouri State head coach Mel Tjeerdsma commented.

Pittsburg State (KS) athletic director and head coach Chuck Broyles sees it as a way to give alumni “an opportunity for a reunion. Everyone – players, students and alumni – all really enjoy playing at such a big venue like Arrowhead.”

Arrowhead Stadium has been the site, or will be, for 100 events other than Chiefs and Wizards games since opening on August 12, 1972. Those events include 14 college football games (scheduled through 2006), 37 concerts (some lasting three or more days), three conventions including the Promise Keepers and the Billy Graham Crusade. In addition, Arrowhead has also hosted 17 high school football games and all-star contests, 19 motor sports events, six international soccer games including a World Cup qualifying round in 2001 and two Drum Corps International contests lasting three days each for competing units from across North America.

Arrowhead has been the home of the Chiefs since ‘72 and the home of the Major League Soccer Kansas City Wizards since ‘96. To date, the Chiefs have played 331 preseason, regular season and playoff games at Arrowhead Stadium, while the Wizards have played a total of 147 games at the facility.

10-28-2004, 12:19 PM
KU vs MU would draw a big crowd........50- 60 K ?

Why don't they see this ?

10-28-2004, 12:26 PM
I smell BState 2 in this article

10-28-2004, 01:08 PM
KU vs MU would draw a big crowd........50- 60 K ?

Why don't they see this ?

It would sell Arrowhead out, KU vs. MU at Faurot Field could draw 65 to 70k there. Trouble is Columbia and Lawrence don't want to lose that business from the game.

10-29-2004, 07:25 AM
Looks like the Chiefs jumped the gun..ROFL