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Posted by Randy on 2014/8/26 4:10:00 (336 reads) News by the same author

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Kansas City Chiefs and area civic leaders are making a renewed push for Arrowhead Stadium to host the Super Bowl.
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In 2006, the NFL guaranteed that Arrowhead Stadium would host the 2015 Super Bowl if voters approved renovations to the Truman Sports Complex and a rolling roof. Jackson County voters approved the 3/4-cent sales tax for the renovations but rejected a use tax for the rolling roof.

That caused then Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt to withdraw the 2015 bid and it appeared that the Chiefs hopes of hosting a Super Bowl at Arrowhead was forever on ice.

But after the Super Bowl was hosted at the New Jersey home of the Giants and Jets in February, the NFL left the door open for more cold-weather Super Bowl sites. The temperature was in the 40s when the Seattle Seahawks triumphed over the Denver Broncos.

And that has some hoping Kansas City will be the next cold-weather stadium to host the Super Bowl.

The new Super Bowl Task Force held its first meeting Monday.

Missouri Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, is among those pushing for Kansas City to make a case to host the Super Bowl.

LeVota helped put together the task force in the state's economic development department in an effort to rake in revenue.

The earliest that Kansas City could host the Super Bowl would be 2019.

"There's no one better than Arrowhead to do that," LeVota said.

While Arrowhead was guaranteed the 2015 Super Bowl if the rolling roof were approved, that's not the case for the new efforts. And some of the issues that undermined Kansas City's bid for the Republican National Convention in 2016 could affect a Super Bowl bid including hotel options and transportation.

Those issues didn't stand in the way of Kauffman Stadium hosting a successful All-Star game in 2012. The All-Star game was guaranteed by Major League Baseball in exchange for Jackson County voters approving the Truman Sports Complex improvements.

"We've shown that when we come together, we can bring in big events," LeVota said. "As a community having a big goal and all of us working together is really beneficial whether we end up getting the big game or not."

Some fans are excited about the prospect.

"It would be a cool experience just like when the All-Star game was here," said Michael Shearns.

"As far as being able to go to the game, I wouldn't be able to afford a ticket but it would help the city," Nathan Baker said.

To host the Super Bowl, Kansas City would have to meet certain requirements including having 35,000 game-day parking spots, 19,000 top quality hotel rooms, access to three quality golf courses and two bowling alleys and funding from area governments.

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