The Kansas City Chiefs have told the Kansas City Star that the reports that the team has sold the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium to a corporate sponsor are inaccurate.
From KC Star’s Red Zone:
The Chiefs, though, told The Star that the report is inaccurate and that “nothing is imminent.”
A team spokeswoman said the team has been involved in naming rights discussions since 2006 but that there is no deal in place, no announcement planned, and that neither is expected in the immediate future.
More after the jump.
So it looks like Mr. Gretz may have been wrong…for now. The bad news is that the Chiefs have admitted to trying to sell the naming rights since 2006, which probably not coincidentally, is when Lamar Hunt died.
Even with this news, Gretz could still be right. The fact that the Chiefs have said “nothing is imminent” and that the report is “not accurate” could be true right now.
If they sign a deal with Google or whoever else in two weeks, however, I guess it won’t matter.