NFL owners Wednesday passed a proposal that will bring the league's annual title game to Kansas City some time between 2012 and 2021, contingent upon renovations at Arrowhead Stadium, the site of the contest, where the Chiefs play their home games.
"We are very grateful for the action taken by the membership of the National Football League," said Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt. "There is a lot of work to be done, but the foresight of the membership on this matter is much appreciated."
There is a plan for renovations to be completed by 2010 and Kansas City will know about five years in advance when it will get the championship game. The team is in talks with the Jackson County (Mo.) Sports Authority to extend the Chiefs' lease at Arrowhead, one of the oldest venues in the NFL, to 25 years.