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Chiefs Will Return to UW-River Falls for 2008 Training Camp

OCT. 31, 2007--Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club has exercised its one-year option to continue conducting its training camp at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2008.

Kansas City's 2008 training camp on the River Falls campus will mark the 18th consecutive year the Chiefs have conducted their preseason work in Western Wisconsin. The team has two remaining one-year options in its existing agreement with UWRF should the Chiefs wish to exercise them.  

"On behalf of the entire Chiefs organization, we are pleased to return to the University of Wisconsin - River Falls for an 18th consecutive year," Peterson commented. "Both UW-RF and the entire River Falls community have embraced the Chiefs over the years. This past preseason we enjoyed working out of the new University Center on the UWRF campus. Our team sincerely appreciates the many improvements that have been made on campus over the years and the tireless efforts that have been made to make our stay more productive each year. As usual, UWRF has never become complacent with our training camp needs. They have always sought to find ways to make it better. We look forward to returning to River Falls once again in 2008."

Said UWRF Chancellor Don Betz: "We are delighted to welcome the Kansas City Chiefs back to UW-River Falls and the city of River Falls for their 18th consecutive training camp in 2008. The Chiefs are valued friends who have positively impacted our community for all these years. We look forward to their return and continued success."

In 2007, the Chiefs enjoyed the use of the University Center for their meeting space and dining needs, in addition to serving as the club's media headquarters. This $34 million facility was funded entirely by student fees.

Thanks to a $2.4 million dollar funding package from the state of Wisconsin and UWRF students, the University made a number of improvements to the Knowles Center on the University of Wisconsin - River Falls campus, which the Chiefs have enjoyed since 2005. The facility was enlarged, two new locker rooms with 100 pro-style lockers were added, while shower and dressing areas were improved. In addition, a new, 2,500 square foot training room was added and upgraded to state-of-the-art status. The entire building is air conditioned, which is an additional plus for the Chiefs.

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