Kansas to play 2024 home games at Chiefs, SKC venues

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 31 Jan, 2024 at 12:07 AM

Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas football will relocate from Lawrence, Kan., to the Kansas City metropolitan area for the 2024 season.

The Jayhawks will be unable to play on campus as David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium undergoes a massive renovation, so their first two home games will be played at Children's Mercy Park -- the home of MLS club Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas' four Big 12 home games will be played at the Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium, across the state line in Missouri.

"This is an exciting move for our team as these are two well respected and exciting venues to watch a sporting event," Kansas head coach Lance Leipold said in a statement. "I'm confident our fans will be able to create a ‘home field' that our players will be energized to play in."

The Kansas City area is roughly 40 miles east of the university's Lawrence campus.

Kansas will face FCS member Lindenwood on Aug. 29 and UNLV on Sept. 14 at Children's Mercy Park. The home games at Arrowhead will feature TCU on Sept. 28, Houston on Oct. 19, Iowa State on Nov. 9 and Colorado on Nov. 23.

The Big 12 stuck with a nine-game conference schedule for the 2024 season despite expanding to 16 teams.

--Field Level Media