The Kansas City
Chiefs Cheaps are only worth $965 million, which apparently isn't good enough for Clark Hunt and company. In a move that will rocket the franchise up Forbes' rankings of the most valuable sports franchises, the Cheaps are telling stadium workers (read: ticket takers and parking attendants) that once they clock out, they need to get their asses off the premises, according to Fox 4.
In the past, the franchise allowed workers to stay and watch the games for free in the standing-room-only section. Doing so was clearly killing the Cheaps' bottom line. Why reward these freeloaders for ripping tickets and pointing out parking spaces for hours in the extreme heat or bitter cold?
The Cheaps will now have to deal with the workers' union, the Service Employees International Union, which has already met once with the team and told Fox 4, "We're not looking for labor strife."
Yeah, like the NFL doesn't have enough of that already.
The Cheaps released a statement, too: "We're working to develop policies and practices that provide the best possible experience for our fans; and fair and appropriate compensation and benefits for our employees. We met with the union representative today for the first time on this issue and had a productive conversation. We look forward to continuing our conversation."
The conversation will continue Saturday, but really, the Cheaps could resolve this by doing the right thing and leaving well enough alone.