Four-year extension at Arrowhead lets Kansas, Missouri split paydays

The Kansas-Missouri football game will continue to be played at Arrowhead Stadium through the 2012 season, the Kansas City Star reported.

Missouri, Kansas, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission announced the extension Thursday.

Saturday's game between the two is the second of a two-year deal.

Both schools had said they needed the revenue of playing at least six games on their own campus before agreeing to this deal. In games on campus, visiting teams don't receive revenue. Last year's game at Arrowhead earned approximately $1.3 million for each school.

"This agreement enables the University of Kansas to bring a game to the back yard of its largest alumni base," KU athletic director Lew Perkins said to the Kansas City Star. "It is an outstanding opportunity to showcase this great rivalry on a terrific national stage."

Kansas will be the home team in 2009 and 2011; Missouri in 2010 and 2012.

No terms of financial guarantees to the two schools were announced.