On Tuesday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes joined the “Huddle & Flow Podcast” and talked about his reasons for splitting the $100,000 cost of turning the Chiefs stadium into a polling place.
The Super Bowl champion spoke to co-hosts Steve Wyche and Jim Trotter on Election Day. Mahomes explained why he and his charitable foundation decided to pay half of the operating costs to open Arrowhead Stadium to the public for voting.
The NFL Network’s Jim Trotter shared a clip of the podcast where the quarterback touched on the subject. Trotter added a caption that read: “KC QB Patrick Mahomes split the cost of opening Arrowhead Stadium as a polling place today. Here’s why he did it. #HuddleAndFlow”
Mahomes Highlights the Importance of Coming Together to Vote
During the brief 32-second clip, Mahomes emphasizes how important it is to him to open Arrowhead up for voting. He says the football stadium is a place where the team and fans come together in a unified space. The Pro Bowler wanted the stadium to do the same for citizens who could come together and vote.
“I thought it was very important, not only to just get as many people out to vote as possible,” Mahomes explained. “But, also to use a place (such) as Arrowhead where we have a lot of fun, show a lot of love and unity, where people are coming together. And use it as a place where we can come together to vote and use our voice.”
The Chiefs quarterback thought Kansas City’s football stadium would be a “perfect place” for fans to cast their ballot. Mahomes, with the help of his teammates and the support of the Chiefs organization, made the idea come true.
“I thought Arrowhead was the perfect place for it. The Chiefs were all on board with it. And some other guys on the team, we all made our efforts strong, and really got it to be a central point for everybody to go vote.
The quarterback has already had an eventful year. Not only is the 2020 NFL season in full swing. But, the Chiefs are attempting to defend their 2019 championship.
Additionally, over the summer, the Chiefs signed their franchise QB to a new 10-year, $503 million contract. Yet, there is even more big news for the 25-year-old in 2020. In early September, Mahomes proposed to his high school sweetheart Brittany Matthews. Also, later that same month, the couple announced that Matthews is pregnant with their first child.