Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas speaks at the Meta Kansas City data announcement on March 24, 2022 (file photo courtesy of the governor's Flickr page)

Kansas City’s mayor to join Missouri’s governor for World Cup bill-signing ceremony

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas speaks at the Meta Kansas City data announcement on March 24, 2022 (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page)

Bipartisan legislation that exempts 2026 World Cup tickets from state and local sales taxes will be signed into law this afternoon by Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) at GEHA field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Mayor Quinton Lucas, state lawmakers in both parties and representatives from the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation will attend the 2:05 bill-signing ceremony. Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo (D-Independence) will attend as well.

“We’re excited to have the World Cup. We’re excited for all the influx of fans and entertainment and everything coming,” Rizzo says.

The governor will be signing Senate Bill 652. Rizzo projects that Kansas City’s 2026 World Cup games will generate $695-million in economic activity statewide. He also says the event will fill Columbia hotels and restaurants.

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