Chiefs' practice facility contract goes to Kansas bidder

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | 5:09 p.m. CDT

ST. JOSEPH — A Kansas company has been selected to build the Kansas City Chiefs' indoor practice facility at Missouri Western State University.

Crossland Construction, Columbus, Kan., submitted a base bid of $9.4 million, the lowest of 14 general contractors competing for the building project.

Jeff Ellison, lead architect on the project, recommended to Western's governing board to accept seven of eight alternate bids Crossland submitted, which brings the total to $10.3 million.

The St. Joseph News-Press reported that all seven members of the Board of Governors voted Friday in a telephone poll to award the project to Crossland. The Board of Governors meet July 25 and will ratify the decision then.

The $13.7 million total project cost is being paid for by city, county and the Chiefs' funding. Construction is slated to begin July 1 and expected to be completed by July 5, 2010.


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