The Chiefs’ Monday night game against New England kicks off what figures to be the biggest sports week in Kansas City history.
It’s the kind of sports smorgasbord the late Lamar Hunt, founder of the Chiefs, would have savored.
Following the Chiefs game, the Truman Sports Complex will be the site of an American League wild-card game between the Royals and Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night. Later this week, NASCAR comes to Kansas Speedway, highlighted on Sunday by the Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400, the fourth leg in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
And if the Royals win on Tuesday, they’ll be back this weekend for at least one, if not two, games against the Los Angeles Angels in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
“It’s a week my father would have loved,” said Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt. “He was all about double-headers, triple-headers. In fact, when he was dating my mother, he took her to five football games in one weekend, he called it a fipple-header.
“He was doing it to figure out whether he had the right gal … she loved it. And they had a tremendous relationship.
“This will be a great week for Kansas City.”