An extension of the two-year deal to play the Kansas-Missouri football game at the Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium is close, Kansas officials said Tuesday night.
"We're talking either two years of four years," associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said. "Four years is a possibility.
"I wouldn't say it's going to happen this weekend, but I wouldn't rule it out."
The current agreement between the Chiefs, the Jayhawks and the Tigers pays the two universities at least $1 million per year for the game. Additional profits, less expenses for the Chiefs, are then split between the three parties.
There was no word Tuesday night on what a new deal would look like. The current deal drew a mix of praise and criticism — the latter mostly from the Lawrence business community, which objected to losing one of their biggest games of the year to Kansas City, Mo.