Clark Hunt hopeful that Chiefs’ future home is a renovated Arrowhead Stadium

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The Kansas City Chiefs will celebrate their 50th anniversary at Arrowhead Stadium in 2022. If CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt has anything to say about it, there will be many future anniversaries celebrated in a newly-renovated Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs’ lease with the Truman Sports Complex doesn’t expire until 2031, but there have already been talks of moving the Chiefs from their current home. At training camp on Friday, Hunt explained to reporters that his preference is to stay at a renovated GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

 “That process is ongoing,” Hunt told reporters. “We are very hopeful that we will be able to renovate GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium when the time comes. We’re probably still a year plus away from being able to make that determination.”

While there’s a strong emotional attachment to Arrowhead Stadium for Hunt and the fanbase, the reality is that the team has to make a determination on whether the structure can hold up another 35-40 years.

“What I’ve learned through the process is that it is not a very simple answer when you’re trying to make a decision about whether a building can go another twenty-five or thirty years, starting in eight years from now,” Hunt said. “We’re being very methodical about it. We want to get to the right answer because it is very important.”

Arrowhead Stadium is already due a wave of renovations for the 2026 World Cup. Those renovations could play a part in the team’s decision, but future renovations would need to be secured as well.

“Yes, that would be our number one priority,” Hunt said of renovating Arrowhead. “We’re going to evaluate all the options, obviously. We’ve got to figure out what’s best for the franchise, what’s best for the fanbase, but it starts with evaluating GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. And that’s where we are right now.”

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Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire