[Kansas City.com] The Chiefs were among six NFL teams selected Monday as potential home teams for a regular-season game next year in Britain or Germany.
The others are San Francisco, Seattle, Buffalo, New Orleans and Miami.
Chiefs officials informed the NFL in October that they would like to be among the first teams to move a regular-season home game to a foreign country. Team president/general manager Carl Peterson said it would be “for the good of the league.”
Another consideration is the $575 million renovation project at the Truman Sports Complex, which is scheduled to begin in March and could take up to three years to complete. Because the renovations are going to inconvenience fans, Peterson has said this would be an optimum time to take a home game out of the country.
“We’re going to be under construction at Arrowhead,” he said. “We can’t stop playing because we’ve got over 70,000 season-ticket holders, and I wouldn’t know what to do with them. …”
“We’re going to play through those renovation years, and we thought because of the inconvenience to our fans, they wouldn’t mind giving up a game.”