Kansas and Missouri have extended their deal to play their annual football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas Athletics, the Kansas City Chiefs and the University of Missouri announced Thursday that they have agreed to conduct the annual Border War at the stadium for the next four years, from 2009 to 2012. Kansas will be host for the game in 2009 and 2011, while Missouri will be the "home" team in 2010 and 2012.
Thursday's announcement does not include information about financial compensation or other responsibilities, as the parties have not yet signed a contract, said Jim Marchiony, an associate athletics director at Kansas.
"We're still working out the final details," he said.
But the agreement is a commitment that the games will, in fact, be played off campus for the next four years.
"This agreement enables the University of Kansas to bring a game to the back yard of its largest alumni base," Lew Perkins, Kansas athletics director, said in a statement. "It is an outstanding opportunity to showcase this great rivalry on a terrific national stage. In addition, it gives our players the experience of competing in one of the NFL's premier stadiums - an experience they will never forget."
Last season, KU and Missouri moved their game to Arrowhead for the first time. That was KU's "home" game, which pitted the undefeated and No. 2-ranked Jayhawks against Missouri, which at the time had one loss and was ranked No. 4 nationally.
Missouri won the game, 36-28. Attendance was listed at 80,537, ranking it No. 2 on the stadium's all-time list.
This season's game, a Missouri "home" game, is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Arrowhead. Missouri already has clinched the Big 12 North title, and will play in the Big 12 championship game, also at Arrowhead. Kansas, at 6-5, is bowl eligible.