Governor Parson discusses efforts to keep Chiefs and Royals in Missouri

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(Missourinet) – Missouri is not in a rush to put together a game plan to keep the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals in the Show Me State. Governor Mike Parson says the state is only in the first quarter of this game.



“Well, I think every day we’re working on that, you know. We’ll see what Kansas does. But I think you got to realize the contract is not up till 2031, so there’s a little bit of time left to be able to see what we’re going to do. But look, we’re going to be competitive. We’re not just going to roll over and let Kansas come in here and take two major franchises out of our state without having some sort of package ourselves,” says Parson.

Parson says he doubts that he will call a special session to pass a plan intended to keep the teams in Missouri.

Kansas is holding a special session to pass a package designed to attract the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals to the Sunflower State. Governor Mike Parson says Missouri is not going to roll over and let Kansas take two major franchises without offering the Chiefs and Royals a package.



“What happened in Jackson County was a tough one for them, when the voters voted that down. But look, we’ve got to figure out a solution, why the voters voted down, and how do we fix it? My whole intention the last few months I’m here is do everything I can to put a deal together to make sure Missouri is going to be competitive against Kansas. But you’ve got to see what all the deals are and what really money is on the table,” says Parson.

The Jackson County Legislature could discuss a proposed ordinance today that would ask its voters in November to approve a countywide sales tax of 3/16ths of one percent for 25 years to keep the Chiefs in Missouri.