The NFL announced the games for the 2015 installment of its International Series on Thursday, including a game between the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 1, at which the Chiefs will be the nominal "home team."
When Kansas City fans found out about this, they were not very happy.
Essentially, what the Chiefs are doing is equivalent to the Royals forfeiting home field for almost 10 games of their 81 home games— Johnny Carver (@CarverJohnny) November 6, 2014
To make matters worse, Arrowhead Stadium recently received a massive renovation courtesy of the taxpayers.
Another thing: taxpayers put what, $250 million into Arrowhead renovations? So they coughed up money so the Chiefs could give up home game?— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 6, 2014
The designated home team in London games has traditionally been a team with poor home attendance, which is not the case for Kansas City.
The negative reaction from the team's fans has apparently already reached the top of the team's front office, as CEO Clark Hunt will not be speaking with reporters about the London game on Thursday.
FWIW, I'm told Clark Hunt will not be answering questions on this today. Trying to get Chiefs to change their minds on this.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 6, 2014
Hunt may be the most upset of everyone, as Kansas City's London date with Detroit is one less day he gets to spend in the stadium's luxurious owner's suite.
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