Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt reiterated his desire to eventually host a Super Bowl during the NFL’s annual meeting.
The Chiefs lost in the inaugural Super Bowl but have never hosted the championship before, a longtime goal of the Hunt family that’s owned the franchise since its inception.
Hunt admitted that hosting the Super Bowl doesn’t seem to be an imminent goal, but is dreaming of the opportunity.
“It’s something that’s not on the front burner right now,” Hunt said to Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star. “I certainly would love to bring a Super Bowl to Kansas City for many, many reasons. The opportunities for our fans to enjoy the Super Bowl in Kansas City would be a dream come true in a lot of ways. We’re still working on it with the league.”
Super Bowl hosts through the 2020 season have already been decided, and it would be a long, arduous process for the Chiefs to secure an opportunity.
When asked about a prospective bid, commissioner Roger Goodell remained non-committal.
“I don’t (know),” Goodell said. “We did have an update this afternoon, briefly, on the process for selecting the next series of Super Bowls. I don’t think we’ve asked anyone to apply. … I know there’s some interest, but until we see who applies, I won’t be able to give you any judgment on that.”
The Hunt family was integral to the AFL-NFL merger and rewarding the Chiefs with an opportunity to host the Super Bowl would be a fitting tribute.
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