The NCAA men’s basketball tournament could be coming to Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Star is reporting the NCAA president Myles Brand would push for Kansas City to get the men’s Final Four if the rolling roof for Arrowhead is built. A press conference is scheduled for 11 A.M. Wednesday to discuss the possibility. Kansas City has already been promised a Super Bowl in 2015 by the NFL if the roof is built and an All-Star Game by Major League Baseball between 2010 and 2015 if renovations are made to Kauffman Stadium.
On April 4, Jackson County voters will vote on two sizable tax increases, which would fund both the roof and renovations. One measure would fund $170 million of the projected $202 million that it would cost to build the rolling roof with a use tax. The other measure would implement a 3/8 cent sales tax, which is expected to provide $425 million of the $525 million that would be spent on renovating both stadiums.
Earlier this year the Chiefs and Royals signed lease agreements which would keep the teams at the Truman Sports Complex through 2031. However, those agreements are dependent upon the passage of both tax measures. If they fail, the lease would become a month-to-month agreement.