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
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.