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Chiefs president Mark Donovan: Arrowhead Stadium could be COVID-19 mass vaccination site

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 17:37:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan said Tuesday the organization is in negotiations to make Arrowhead Stadium a mass vaccination site.

"We've been talking about it for about six weeks now, county, city and state," Donovan said. "As you have seen there are a lot of different pieces to that puzzle. We've been in discussion with all the pieces and in every discussion we've been very proactive in saying 'We're here, we're ready.'"

According to Donovan there's still a lot of logistics to figure out regarding how the vaccination site would be executed.

Arrowhead Stadium was used as a polling location during the November elections.

Forty election workers and 50 Chiefs staffers were needed for that operation. Donovan said many more would be needed to make Arrowhead function as a vaccination site.

"I imagine with the roll out of vaccines, from what I've seen at least, the markets it's going to be much more than that," Donovan said. "And because of what we're dealing with vaccines and registering and making sure it's the right person, it's going to take a lot of support on their side."