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Kansas City Chiefs and Royals Stadium Projects Face Rejection in Missouri General Municipal Election

BySamantha Nguyen

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

The Jackson County stadium sales tax was the main issue in the Missouri general municipal election. 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. Polls closed on Tuesday at 7 p.m. local time.

The increased sales tax would have contributed to funding a new downtown Kansas City ballpark for the Royals and renovations to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs. Both stadiums are important to the community, with Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce expressing their support in an ad urging Jackson County voters to approve the measure.

Despite the rejection of the measure by Jackson County residents, there is optimism for a collaborative approach moving forward to address the stadium funding issue in Kansas City. The strong fan base for both teams and commitment from mayor Quinton Lucas to work with them towards a more inclusive and effective process bodes well for future generations of sports in the city.

By Samantha Nguyen

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