Not this is breaking news or anything because most of us knew this, but the Chiefs and Governor Jay Nixon will announce today that they will move training camp to Missouri Western.
Governor Jay Nixon will announce on Thursday that a deal has been made with Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph as the location for the Kansas City Chief’s training camp.
Under the agreement, the Chiefs will remain at the location for at least 10 years and will contribute $10 million from sales tax incentives to help the college construct a new athletic facility on the campus. If the Chiefs don’t follow through, they would owe penalties to the state.
This will be the last year the Chiefs will be in River Falls, Wisconsin. Adam and I went up there last year to experience River Falls for the first time. We had a blast and suggest to any Chiefs fan to go up there if you can. This will be the last chance you have to get out of the miserable Missouri heat and enjoy Wisconsin in the summer. Just make sure to get a hotel room well in advance because Adam and I went through two states and couldn’t find one. Here is the Chiefs training camp schedule for this year and a link to River Falls site:
2009 CHIEFS TRAINING CAMP AND PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 30 Depart for Training Camp – River Falls, WI
Friday, July 31 Begin Training Camp – River Falls, WI
Saturday, Aug. 1 First Day of Practice – River Falls, WI
Saturday, Aug. 8 Family Fun Day – River Falls, WI
Saturday, Aug. 15 Kansas City vs. Houston – Arrowhead Stadium (7 PM CT)
Thursday, Aug. 20 Break Training Camp – River Falls, WI