While stadium renovations will keep the Kansas Jayhawks from playing home games at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in 2024, the team announced its plans on Tuesday to take the field at Arrowhead Stadium and Children’s Mercy Park for home games in the upcoming season.
The team’s schedule features six home games including two non-conference matchups and four conference home games. Kansas plans to play the first two home games at Children’s Mercy Park and four Big 12 Conference home games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff spoke on the decision saying, “This plan for the 2024 season has an incredible number of benefits for our student-athletes, our fans and supporters, our campus partners, and the Kansas Football program. While we are disappointed we can’t play in Lawrence, ultimately, we want to create the best possible experience for all involved, and playing two games at Children’s Mercy Park and four games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium allows us to do that. It has been a thrill to see construction begin in earnest in Lawrence on the Gateway District and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, and this decision allows that construction to continue on a necessary timeline while also benefiting the overall budget of the project and the 2024 fan experience.”
According to the university’s official release, Kansas Athletics is working with campus partners to ensure student transportation and accommodations for all six home games on the schedule. The drive from Lawrence to Arrowhead Stadium is roughly a 50-minute trip and with the university’s expectations to pack the stadiums with fans, providing transport for students is a major step in the right direction.
Kansas is set to take the field at Children’s Mercy Park on Thursday, August 29th against Lindenwood, and will head to Arrowhead for the first time on Saturday, September 28th against TCU.