The parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium sounds like a fight club, according to a lawsuit filed against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Terral Cline, of Lenexa, cited police reports that showed 29 other assaults had occurred in the parking lot in the five years before an Oakland Raiders fan broke his nose and knocked him
out in November 2005. One such assault involved a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer.
Cline and the Chiefs struck a confidential settlement last week, according to a report from Missouri Lawyers Media.
Details of the settlement have not been released, and none of the
attorneys involved are talking
In the lawsuit, Cline claimed his
injuries were due to inadequate security at Arrowhead and resulted in
$27,000 in medical expenses.
Cline claimed the Raiders fan had
been kicked out of the stadium prior to the assault, but the club didn't
make sure the fan had left the property, leaving him in the parking
"The assault occurred because of the lack of
adequate security to
control the crowds at Arrowhead Stadium which become unruly, threatening
and assaultive after Chiefs games," [Cline's attorney John] Turner wrote. "The patrons of
Chiefs games are provided with alcohol and an environment exists in
which confrontation assaults and behavior takes place in the parking
In court documents, the Chiefs put the blame on Cline, claiming his
injuries were partly his fault because he was drinking and arguing with
tailgating Raiders fans.