A couple notes from the business side of the Chiefs operation:
– Over the last decade, the Chiefs have tried to sell the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium for big dollars. It appears they’ve finally found a business entity to pony up for the right to put its name on the stadium, or the playing field. Word is that an announcement will likely come in conjunction with the Monday night game against San Diego on Halloween. No leaks on the name of the company involved, but the word is that it’s a national name, not local, and that this company has not previously been involved in buying naming rights to sports facilities. I’ve been told it will be a very familiar name, one that fans won’t have to use Goggle to discover what that company does.
– In Clark Hunt’s continuing efforts to slash from his team’s front office anyone that was part of the Carl Peterson regime, the Chiefs fired vice-president of sales and marketing Tammy Fruits this week. Team staffers were told Fruits “resigned”, but security personnel walked her out of the building, while more security personnel packed up her office. That type of departure has only been given to employees that were relieved of their duties. That group and those that beat the posse out of the building were the leaders of the following departments: public relations, community relations, finance, administration, sales & marketing, ticket operations, information systems and stadium operations. That’s every department in the team’s business directory.