KC’s Arrowhead Stadium gets go-ahead as voting site

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Courtesy: FOX4KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NewsNation Now) — The Kansas City election board gave the go-ahead to Arrowhead Stadium to serve as a polling place for the November election on Monday night.

After the Kansas City Chiefs offered up their stadium as a voting site, the question remained as to who would cover the nearly $100,000 cost to transform the stadium into the largest-ever polling place in the city’s history.

On Monday, Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes announced his foundation, “15 and the Mahomies,” are chipping in $50,000, with the team covering the other half.

It’s the first time in franchise history that Arrowhead Stadium will be opened to voters, and it will also be the largest polling location in Kansas City history.

The stadium will serve as a polling location for voters who live in the Kansas City limits of Jackson County.

“This is a great pick me up for Kansas City, considering the year we’ve had we’re in the upswing of the coronavirus,” said Lauri Ealom, the election board’s Democratic director. “I just think this is a great deal.”

Parking will be free on election day. Pre-printed paper ballots will not be available.

NewsNation affiliate WDAF contributed to this report.

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