Kansas City gets 2004 Big 12 championship game

Updated: October 9, 2003, 8:24 PM ET

DALLAS -- The Big 12 Conference has voted to stay in Kansas City for the 2004 Big 12 football championship, giving Arrowhead Stadium back-to-back football championships.

The Big 12 board of directors chose the site during a teleconference Wednesday.

"We are pleased to be returning to Kansas City for the 2004 Dr Pepper Big 12 Football Championship," Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg said. "This will be the first time that we have the opportunity to stage the game in the same city in back-to-back years."

Weiberg said the conference will begin in the spring to evaluate future championship sites in football and basketball.

The championship was last in Kansas City in 2000 when Oklahoma, the eventual national champion, defeated Kansas State 27-24.

ABC television will carry the game nationally.

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