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KC Goats to Start Play in 2024

March 26, 2024 - The Arena League (TAL)
Kansas City Goats News Release

NFL Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown visited Kansas City today to introduce the ownership group of Kansas City's newest professional sports team, the Kansas City Goats.

Tim Brown is the Commissioner of The Arena League, a rejuvenated arena football league set to start play in June of 2024. The Kansas City Goats will play home games at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City.

The ownership group of the Kansas City Goats includes Chiefs Hall of Famer Christian Okoye, Gates BBQ COO George Gates and sports radio personality Steven St. John.

"The excitement bubbling around this team shows with such a great group of local owners stepping forward to lead this team. This group of individuals possesses all the attributes needed to successfully run a team, both on the field and off the field," said Tim Brown.

The Arena League announced that Kansas City would be awarded a franchise in May. When Kansas City was announced, fans were asked to submit team name suggestions to the league.

Steven St. John announced the team's chosen name.

"There were a lot of different ideas coming from the fans. As examples of suggestions that were sent in, we had the Kansas City Potholes, the Kansas City Kings, and the Kansas City Ribs. Of the thousands of suggestions sent in, one of them stood out," said Steven St. John.

"We will be playing our games at Municipal Auditorium. Boss Tom Pendergast was responsible for pushing through the construction of that building. His faction was nicknamed the Goats. To pay homage to our home arena and to the history of Kansas City, we will be known as the Kansas City Goats," said Steven St. John.

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