Dallas Mayor Boldly Invites Chiefs to Relocate Back to Texas After Missouri Tax Vote Was Rejected

Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Kansas City Chiefs logos at midfield and end zone at
Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Kansas City Chiefs logos at midfield and end zone at / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Only one day after Jackson County, Mo., voters rejected a sales tax extension that would've gone toward renovating Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas mayor Eric Johnson pitched the franchise should move to his city.

There is a possibility that the Chiefs could relocate now that the vote didn't pass. Chiefs president Mark Donovan threatened before the vote that the team could move if the tax was rejected, but he hasn't given an update about what the franchise's next moves are after the Tuesday vote.

Either way, Johnson is ready to welcome the Chiefs to Dallas, which he has offered as a city in the running for an NFL expansion team despite already hosting the Cowboys.

"Welcome home, Dallas Texans!" Johnson tweeted with an article about the uncertainty of the Chiefs' future in Kansas City.

Johnson referenced the Chiefs' previous name and location in his tweet. Before moving to Kansas City in 1962 and becoming the Chiefs, they were known as the Dallas Texans for for three seasons from 1960 to '62.

So, there might be a chance the Chiefs could be down the road from the Dallas Cowboys in the future. Right now, the team's lease at Arrowhead ends after the 2030 NFL season, so it's likely no moves will happen until after that if at all.

Madison Williams


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