Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan called head coach Andy Reid the “secret weapon,” in getting BYU to commit to playing a football game at Arrowhead Stadium against the Missouri Tigers in on November 14, 2015. The Tigers will then travel to Provo, UT for a road game in 2020. Reid played football at BYU with current A.D. Tom Holmoe and of course was an assistant coach at Missouri back in the day.
The game will mark the first FBS game to be featured at Arrowhead Stadium since Mizzou topped Kansas 24-10 in Big 12 Conference action on Nov. 26, 2011, when only 54,000 fans attended that game. Will a matchup with BYU draw enough Tiger fans this time around? Kickoff time and ticket details for the game will be announced at a later date.
Both athletic directors commented on the game through a joint press release.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to bring Mizzou to Kansas City. Having a presence there is very important to us, and this game underscores our commitment to doing just that, as we indicated when we moved to the Southeastern Conference,” University of Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden said. “This is an exciting, high-profile game for our fans, and we’re looking forward to working with the Kansas City Chiefs and the KC Sports Commission. We know from past experiences that they will do an outstanding job of making this a special event for Tiger fans.”
“It’s a great opportunity and challenge for our football team to play such a fine school as Missouri. They are a new SEC school with a rich football tradition going back to the Big 12,” BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe said. “It will also be exciting for our team to play at Arrowhead Stadium in a region of the country where we haven’t been in a while.”
The Tigers will play at Lavell Edwards Stadium on Nov. 7, 2020.