Chiefs to return in 2007
October 5, 2006
Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Tuesday that the club has exercised a one-year option to continue conducting its training camp at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2007. Kansas City’s 2007 training camp on the River Falls campus will mark the 17th consecutive year the Chiefs have conducted their preseason work in Western Wisconsin. The team has three remaining one-year options in its existing agreement with UW-RF should the Chiefs wish to exercise them.
“On behalf of the entire Chiefs organization, we’re delighted to return to the University of Wisconsin - River Falls for a 17th consecutive year,” Peterson said. “We have enjoyed our relationship with UW-River Falls and look forward to continuing that partnership for another year. I want to personally thank the entire River Falls community and particularly the staff at UW-River Falls for making training camp so productive for us the past 16 years. They have never become complacent and have worked diligently to improve each year.”
“We’re very pleased that the Kansas City Chiefs will be returning to UW-River Falls for a 17th year next summer,” UW-River Falls Chancellor Don Betz said. “This has been a positive relationship for the Chiefs, the University and the St. Croix Valley of Wisconsin. Having the Chiefs on our campus each year is an event that everyone looks forward to with anticipation. We again welcome the opportunity to be the first step of our favorite NFL team’s journey to a successful football season.”
Thanks to a $2.4 million dollar funding package from the State of Wisconsin and UW-RF students, the University made a number of improvements to Knowles Arena on the University of Wisconsin - River Falls campus, which the Chiefs have enjoyed since 2005. Knowles Arena was enlarged, two new locker rooms with 100 pro-style lockers were added, while shower and dressing areas were improved. In addition, a new, 2,500 square foot training room was added and upgraded to state-of-the-art status. The entire building is air conditioned, which is an additional plus for the Chiefs.