No rolling roof, no Super Bowl at Arrowhead

Updated: May 25, 2006, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday withdrew their request for Arrowhead Stadium to host the 2015 Super Bowl, after yet another setback in plans for a rolling roof at the Truman Sports Complex.

Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt said in a statement that Arrowhead Stadium renovations would move forward without a roof to make it and the adjacent Kauffman Stadium climate-controlled, a condition for hosting the Super Bowl.

"We tried our very best," Hunt said, "but found that the combination of a lack of consensus from the various political interests, the business community and the Royals, as well as the need for promptness on the beginning of construction at Arrowhead would not permit us to pursue the rolling roof at this time."

The latest push to bring a rolling roof to the sports complex ended Monday, when county officials withdrew a resolution to put the project on the Aug. 8 ballot.

Hunt said renovations at Arrowhead would be designed to accommodate a roof in case local leaders eventually decide to add one. He urged the Royals to do the same at Kauffman.


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