Arrowhead To Host KU-MU Football Game Through 2012

Nov. 27, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics, the Kansas City Chiefs and the University of Missouri have agreed to hold the Border Showdown football game at Arrowhead Stadium from 2009-2012. Kansas will host the game in 2009 and 2011; Missouri will host in 2010 and 2012.

“This agreement enables the University of Kansas to bring a game to the back yard of its largest alumni base,” said Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins. “It is an outstanding opportunity to showcase this great rivalry on a terrific national stage. In addition, it gives our players the experience of competing in one of the NFL’s premier stadiums – an experience they will never forget. We’d like to thank the Hunt family, Carl Peterson and his staff at Arrowhead, and the city of Kansas City for helping to make this a reality.”

The game was moved to Arrowhead in 2007, when second-ranked Kansas hosted fourth-ranked Missouri before a crowd of 80,537 fans, the second-largest crowd in stadium history. Missouri will host the 117th renewal of the series Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowhead. The game will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net. Kansas leads the series 54-53-9.

In addition to the games at Arrowhead, Kansas will play a minimum of six games each season at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium during the four years of this agreement. Next year’s home schedule in Lawrence includes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa State, Duke, Southern Mississippi and Northern Colorado.