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    DownstateDemocrat

    I worked for Lamar Hunt for several years. He was an avid soccer fan. Aside from founding MLS, he traveled to every single World Cup since the '50s or '60s until he passed away, even making the 2002 World Cup in Asia in poor health.

    Anyway, he wanted Kansas City to serve as a World Cup venue so bad that he came up with a plan to raise the field at Arrowhead stadium. Platforms would be built that would actually raise it well into where the current seats are now. That would make it a regulation size pitch. It would've been costly, but a small investment for the Chiefs, Jackson County, and KC residents compared to the overall status and financial gain of hosting a few games.

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