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Jackson County Residents Reject Sales Tax for Stadium Projects, Leaving Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Field in Limbo

BySamantha Jones

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

The stadium sales tax was the main attraction in the Missouri general municipal election. Unfortunately, Jackson County voters rejected Question 1, which would have imposed a 3/8th-cent sales tax for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals stadium projects. Polls closed on Tuesday at 7 p.m. local time, and without the increased sales tax, funding for new downtown ballpark for the Royals and renovations to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs will be delayed.

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, 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 Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were part of an ad urging Jackson County voters to approve the sales tax measure, expressing their importance to the community.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt had previously expressed confidence that the measure would pass but was disappointed by the rejection by Jackson County residents. Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas acknowledged

By Samantha Jones

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