KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs made it official Wednesday, announcing this year’s Training Camp will be held at the team’s practice facilities in Kansas City, Missouri.
The news comes after reports earlier this month that the league told teams they would need to stay at their home practice facilities for training camp.
In recent years, the team has held training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. The team said in a statement Wednesday it's hopeful training camp will return to St. Joe in 2021.
"When the NFL announced a new policy requiring all training camps to be held at team facilities, we looked at every avenue to return to Missouri Western State University, including making a detailed appeal to the League. We were looking forward to returning to St. Joseph as we prepare to defend our Super Bowl title, but unfortunately, as conditions have evolved nationally, we have decided that our best option is to conduct training camp at The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex this season,” the team said in a statement on its website. “We appreciate the overwhelming support of Chiefs Kingdom and the St. Joseph community and look forward to returning to Missouri Western State University in preparation for the 2021 season."