How can Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs sell the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium for their profit? (8/29, A-1, “Chiefs to sell naming rights”).
If I understand correctly, the stadium is owned by Jackson County and managed by the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority. The stadium is leased to the Kansas City Chiefs organization.
If anyone is to make a profit from the naming rights to the stadium, shouldn’t it go to the taxpayers of Jackson County, who fund this stadium through their taxes, and not the Chiefs organization?
All this tax money is paying for the renovations and upkeep of this stadium, yet ticket and parking prices have already jumped since the approval of the renovation tax. Now the Chiefs want to profit further by hoarding the naming-rights money for the stadium?
Something seems fishy here.
Kansas City, Kan.
So Mr. Hunt wants to sell the naming rights to the football stadium to some corporation willing to fork over a ton of money.
Well I have a suggestion for him. Name it after the people who own the stadium and are already forking over a ton of money. Name it Jackson County Arrowhead Stadium.
Why would anyone in Jackson County give the Hunt family the right to rename Arrowhead stadium? It should and does belong to the taxpayers of Jackson County, and we alone should have a say in the name of our stadium.
The Hunt family should leave it alone. They are making enough money off the Chiefs as it is. If they have to have even more money, then they should think about selling their family name.
I’m thinking “Snickers Stadium” would be good, since that would fit the laughable job they have done with an organization they inherited and can’t seem to figure out how to make successful.