Big 12, Kansas football releases full 2024 conference schedule, unveiling location for Jayhawks home games

Arrowhead Stadium
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The long-awaited announcement from the Big 12 Conference is finally here. Games and dates have been made available to the public a few months after the league's scheduling matrix was released.

Kansas football will compete in three nonconference games and nine against Big 12 opponents. Those include West Virginia (Sept. 21), TCU (Sept. 28), Arizona State (Oct. 5), Houston (Oct. 19), Kansas State (Oct. 26), Iowa State (Nov. 9), BYU (Nov. 16), Colorado (Nov. 23), and Baylor (Nov. 30).

With the unveiling of the schedule also came the anticipated announcement about where Kansas football home games will be played in 2024 amid a $448 million stadium renovation project. The Jayhawks are set to play in the homes of Sporting KC and the Kansas City Chiefs next year.

For non-league games — Week 1 and 3 against Lindenwood and UNLV, respectively — the team will play in Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. Once nonconference play concludes, Arrowhead Stadium hosts the remainder of the Jayhawks' home games against TCU, Houston, Iowa State, and Colorado.

The Jayhawks will play newcomers Arizona State and Houston for the first team as members of the league. Colorado is also a new addition to the conference, but they were in the conference prior to their stint in the now-dissolved Pac-12.

This is much different than what college and KU football fans are used to. Conference realignment and NIL are two factors that have completely changed the game in the NCAA. While individuals in the Jayhawk faithful might not be thrilled about this, to keep up with other schools in the mega-conference that the Big 12 has become, the program needed to make some sacrifices with the ongoing stadium renovation.

For those interested in purchasing season tickets, there is a package that allows buyers to receive tickets for the four games in Arrowhead rather than all six total home games.