NFL Champions return to St. Joseph for training camp

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks downfield at tight end Travis Kelce, left, as head coach Andy Reid looks on in the backfield during last year’s training camp on the campus of Missouri Western. The NFL Champions Kansas City Chiefs agreed on a three-year deal to continue training camp at Missouri Western.

The Kansas City Chiefs will join all other NFL teams in hosting their summer training camps at their local facilities, according to multiple reports.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL is directing all teams to hold camps at its own practice facilities.

Schefter added that the NFL and NFL Player's Association wanted to limit traveling and have teams conduct camp at one location.

The team and Missouri Western State University recently signed a new agreement extending the relationship between the University and the Chiefs.

Kansas City had signed a three-year deal with Missouri Western.

"We have been in active discussions with the Chiefs in planning for Training Camp to return to MSWU this summer," Missouri Western Director of Athletics Dr. Josh Looney said. "We're awaiting confirmation of any new NFL policy."

Kansas City has held training camp on the campus of Missouri Western since 2010.

The last time the Chiefs held training camp in the Kansas City metro was 1990. The team trained at William Jewell College in Liberty from 1963 to 1990.

It's currently unclear how this will affect the public. 

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