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Jackson County's plan to sell Arrowhead Stadium seats moves forward

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 11:09:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs fans are one step closer to taking home a piece of history.

The Jackson County Legislature on Monday approved a contract with St. Louis-based Schneider Industries to repurpose and sell old Arrowhead Stadium seats.

In its bid, Schneider Industries said prices would range from $199 for a single seat to $399 for a double seat, though the county said Monday that final prices have not been determined.

Jackson County residents will get a chance to purchase the seats at least 24 hours before the start of sales to the general public, the county said in a news release Monday.

As part of the deal, the county will receive $75,000 up front to cover moving and storage fees. The seats, which were removed during an $11.5 million renovation this offseason, are currently being stored in trailers.

The county will receive half of the net proceeds from the sales. With 3,150 seats up for sale, the county estimates it could make $266,675 off the sales.

“Hopefully it will be some money coming into the county,” Jackson County Legislature Chairwoman Theresa Galvin said at Monday’s meeting. “Jackson County residents are first in line.”

The county plans to use the money to make all county park playgrounds fully accessible.

The seats need to be moved by July 26 to avoid a $13,000 charge for storage. The contract bypassed a committee in order for the County Legislature to vote on it before that deadline.

“It may not have been the best process, but in the end, it seems to be a good thing for the taxpayer,” Legislator Dan Tarwater said during Monday’s meeting.

The County Legislature said Schneider Industries is working to find a pick-up location in the Kansas City metro for local residents who want to avoid shipping costs.