Advertisement

Parson signs bill exempting sales tax from 2026 World Cup tickets at Arrowhead

The Kansas City Sports Commission sent this rendering of Arrowhead Stadium in its proposal to...
The Kansas City Sports Commission sent this rendering of Arrowhead Stadium in its proposal to the FIFA World Cup committee.(Kansas City Sports Commission)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 2:56 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Those wishing to attend the 2026 FIFA World Cup at Arrowhead Stadium will not have to pay state and local taxes on tickets.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signed Senate Bill 652 into law, which exempts such tickets.

Kansas City was selected as a host city for the World Cup on June 16. It was chosen as one of 11 U.S. cities/metropolitan areas to host the tournament.

The World Cup is expected to bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kansas City area economy.

Senate Bill 652, sponsored by State Senator John Rizzo of Independence, was signed by the governor on Thursday afternoon.

“We are thrilled that Kansas City has been chosen as a host city for the 2026 World Cup, and we are signing this legislation today to show our appreciation and fulfill our obligation as good hosts,” Governor Parson said. “Not only will we welcome hundreds of thousands of fans but also hundreds of millions of dollars in investment to the Kansas City region and Missouri. Kansas City is at the heart of our nation’s heartland and, as the only host city in the Midwest, will be a proud representative of Midwestern hospitality and our sports loving traditions. We look forward to welcoming the world to Kansas City to help deliver the largest World Cup in history.”

“The positive economic impact of this event will be felt throughout the entire state,” State Senator Rizzo said. “As the only midwestern city selected, we have a great responsibility, and I know we’ll rise to the occasion.”