K.C. to host 2015 Super Bowl if renovations approved

Updated: March 5, 2006, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NFL announced Sunday that Kansas City would host the 2015 Super Bowl if voters approve a tax to renovate Arrowhead Stadium.

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue addressed a meeting of team officials and civic leaders by speakerphone from New York, where he was involved in negotiations on a contract extension with the players union.

Tagliabue announced late last year that Kansas City would get a Super Bowl if the renovations were made and if a rolling roof was built to make Arrowhead Stadium climate-controlled. On Sunday, he announced the owners had voted to make Kansas City the site of the 2015 Super Bowl if the stadium is renovated.

Jackson County voters will vote on two propositions on April 4. A 3/8-cent sales tax would raise more than $500 million for renovations to Arrowhead and the Royals' Kauffman Stadium. A separate tax would raise about $200 million to build the rolling roof, which would be used for both stadiums.


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