Before the construction of the magnanimous Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs’ previous home ground was the Municipal Stadium. It was built in1923 with a sitting capacity of 35,000 people and was home to the Chiefs till 1966. In the same year, they had to find a new home ground since at the time of the merger of AFL–NFL it was announced that an NFL stadium should have a minimum capacity of 50,000 people. Now the owners had to look for a new stadium and they eventually found the area to construct it on the Eastern Edge of Kansas City next to the interchange of Interstate 435 and Interstate 70.
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Stadium Guide by Football Tripper USA
|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Address:||1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, Missouri, 64129|
|Stadium Owner:||Jackson County Sports Complex Authority|
|Operator:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Names:||GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium|
|Architect:||Kivett and Myers|
|Construction Cost:||$43 million|
|Structural Engineer:||Bob D. Campbell & Co. Structural Engineers|
|Renovated:||1991, 1994, 2007–2010|
In 1967 a bond issue of $102 million was approved by the voters for a sports complex with two stadiums. In the initial design, the architects Steadman and Charles Deaton wanted a two-stadium concept with a common roof. Two separate football and a baseball stadium, with shared roof, parking, utilities, and underground storage. The common roof design was dropped later due to heavy expenditure and design flaws and they went ahead with the current two open-air stadiums. The construction was completed in 1972. At that time the Arrowhead Stadium also featured an owner’s living room, kitchen, bathrooms, and three bedrooms. In 1973, the stadium became the first NFL ground to feature arrows on the yard markers. This was done to indicate that the player is near the goal line. This practice was adopted by all the teams and made mandatory league-wide in the 1978 season
In 1984, a fabric dome concept over the two stadiums was evaluated by the Jackson County Sports Authority. However, it was rejected later for being financially impractical. In 1988 and 1989 the stadium hosted the International Drum Corps World Championships. In 1991, the owners decided to install two new screens in the shape of a football. In 1994 the original artificial Astroturf field was replaced with the natural grass playing ground we see today.
In 2009 a multimillion-dollar integrated system from Daktronics was installed in the Arrowhead Stadium. It included the upgrades to the two football-shaped screens. Additionally, It is estimated that ribbon board technology of over 495 meters in length was also installed in the stadium.
In 2021, the owners of the Chiefs decided to sell the naming rights to GEHA, and it is currently named the GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs Info
|Rivals:||Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders|
|Team Colours:||Red, Gold, White|
|Club Mascot:||K. C. Wolf|
|Former Stadiums:||Cotton Bowl (1960–1962), Municipal Stadium (1963–1971)|
|Team Owner:||Hunt family|
|Top Passing Leader:||Len Dawson|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Jamaal Charles|
|Top Points Scorer:||Nick Lowery|
|AV Leader:||Will Shields|
|Winningest Coach:||Hank Stram|
|Famous Players:||Derrick Thomas, Priest Holmes, Willie Lanier, Patrick Mahomes, Larry Johnson|
|Famous Coaches:||Andy Reid, Hank Stram, Marty Schottenheimer|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Arrowhead Stadium?
Kansas City Chiefs play their home matches at Arrowhead Stadium.
What is the capacity of Arrowhead Stadium?
As of 2021 Arrowhead Stadium has an official seating capacity of 76,416 for Football matches.
When was Arrowhead Stadium opened?
Arrowhead Stadium officially opened in 1972 and is home to Kansas City Chiefs
What is the ZIP code for Arrowhead Stadium?
The ZIP code for Arrowhead Stadium is 64129.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Arrowhead Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Kansas City Chiefs for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.