[Kansas City.com] Officials from St. Joseph and Missouri Western State are hoping to meet with Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson in another effort to play host to summer training camp.
St. Joseph has tried before, unsuccessfully, to pry the Chiefs out of River Falls, Wis., where they have trained each summer since 1991.
“Our plans right now are to go back to River Falls,” Peterson said. “It’s the most convenient. I’m always open to somebody making suggestions.”
The Chiefs hold a series of one-year options to have training camp in River Falls through 2010.
A closer-to-home alternative than either St. Joseph or River Falls will soon be the Chiefs’ own practice facility. Renovations to the facility will begin soon. When finished, they would allow the Chiefs to have training camp at the Truman Sports Complex, if they so desire.
Many teams have their training camps at home. Veteran players have the option of going home each night while younger players stay at nearby hotels.