KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the team will host the Arizona Cardinals at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., the week of Aug. 5 during 2012 Chiefs Training Camp presented by Heartland Health.
“Training camp is about us continuing our development and evaluating our players,” Head Coach Romeo Crennel said. “We are very excited to be hosting another NFL team in St. Joseph. This will give us another opportunity to further evaluate our team under a different set of circumstances before we get into our preseason schedule.”
"We could not be happier to host two NFL franchises this year at Missouri Western,” Missouri Western State University Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin said. “There is a buzz in the air about camp this summer, and with the addition of the Cardinals, the interest is elevated around St. Joseph and beyond. We would like to thank the Chiefs for bringing us this opportunity."
Arizona will visit Kansas City’s training camp in St. Joseph after opening its preseason slate on Sunday, Aug. 5 when the Cardinals take on the New Orleans Saints in the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The Cardinals and Chiefs are set to square off in preseason action on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium.
“There are many benefits to this arrangement and we appreciate Coach Crennel and the Chiefs working to make this happen,” Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Logistically, it makes a lot of sense since we play Sunday night in Canton and then Friday night at Kansas City, but I’ve always found there’s also great value in getting work against another team in a setting like this. We’re looking forward to it.”
Practice times, media availability and other details for the Cardinals visit to Chiefs camp will be released at a later date.