Hunt hoping to extend training camp site contract

Kansas City Chiefs practice in front of a crowd during NFL football training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., Friday, July 26, 2013. Friday was the first day camp was open to the public. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt says he’s pleased with setup of training camp at Missouri Western State University and would be in favor of extending the team’s stay beyond next season.

The Chiefs are in the fourth year of a five-year deal to stage training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., about a 90-minute drive north from Arrowhead Stadium.

Many teams have eschewed going away for camp as they build gleaming new practice digs, but Hunt said he appreciates the camaraderie that is built through players living in dorms.

Hunt said it would be possible to have camp in Kansas City, but there would be hurdles to overcome. Dining facilities are limited and there’s less room for fans.

Hunt said the Chiefs will evaluate their future in St. Joseph after this year.


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