ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Chiefs and Missouri Western State University agreed to a deal Thursday that will keep the NFL franchise on the school’s campus for training camp next season and potentially beyond.
The Chiefs moved their camp from Wisconsin to the Division II school about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City beginning in 2010. The two sides reached a contract amendment in 2015 that expired after this past fall, though both sides had indicated a desire to continue their relationship.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid in particular prefers taking training camp away from Kansas City, citing not only the team-building benefits but also the expansive facilities in St. Joseph.
As part of the agreement for 2018, which includes an option for a one-year extension, the sides agreed to cost-reducing measures related to rental equipment and labor expenses to drive down costs.