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Chiefs News: Organization denies GEHA naming-rights to stadium

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: Kansas City Chiefs fans walk through the parking lot prior to the AFC Divisional Round playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: Kansas City Chiefs fans walk through the parking lot prior to the AFC Divisional Round playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images) /
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Chiefs news includes how the organization was being paired with GEHA as a potential candidate for stadium naming-rights.

Very few sports stadiums in the NFL don’t have sponsors attached to them and the Kansas City Chiefs fall into that category. Arrowhead Stadium and Lambeau Field are the only two stadiums in the NFL that don’t have naming-rights deals with a sponsor.

Rumors swirled on Thursday about the Chiefs potentially being on the verge of renaming their stadium after GEHA, which Ben Fischer tweeted about. While this wouldn’t necessarily mean Arrowhead is totally taken out of the stadium name, it’d be pushed further back (GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, something like that).

After Fischer’s tweet and other tweets like it started to emerge, however, the Chiefs put a stop to the rumors by tweeting from their organization’s account that no naming-rights deal had been agreed to (see below).

As of now, it doesn’t appear GEHA is going to get the naming-rights to Arrowhead Stadium, but it’s only a matter of time before Arrowhead’s name is changed. It’s a rare thing to have in sports these days and money talks, which is why so many teams opt to add a sponsor to their stadium’s name.

With the Chiefs denying the rumors, however, it does appear Arrowhead Stadium is safe. For the time being at least.

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Fans won’t like when the day does arrive for the stadium’s name to be changed, but at the end of the day, is it really that big of a deal? Everyone is still gong to refer to it as Arrowhead. It’ll always be Arrowhead Stadium. Simply adding a sponsor to the front of the title won’t change much.

With these rumors circulating, one has to wonder what the real story was and how close a deal really was in the works before the organization tweeted their denials later that day. Something feels off about all of this for sure.