The Arrowhead Stadium, in Kansas City, Missouri, is the home arena for the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team. It is part of the Truman Sports Complex, with the Kauffman Stadium, home of the MLB’s Kansas City Royals, right next door.
The NFL stadium has a total seating capacity of over 76,400. It is the 27th largest in the country, as well as being the sixth biggest arena in the NFL. The most recent renovations were completed in 2010 at a cost of $375 million.
History of Arrowhead Stadium
After the relocation of the Dallas Texans to Kansas City in 1963, the franchise changed its name to the Kansas City Chiefs. They originally played their home fixtures at the Municipal Stadium, which was shared with the MLB’s Kansas City Athletics. At the time, there was enough capacity for 35,000 fans at the Municipality Stadium.
After the merger between the NFL and AFL in 1966, there was a rule that there had to be enough seating for 50,000 people. Once the land for the new stadium had been found, plans were devised for the creation of two new stadiums. Initially, it was proposed that they should share a common roof but this proved too complex and expensive to achieve, so the open-air alternative was chosen instead.
Construction on the Arrowhead Stadium began in 1968 and was finished before the start of the 1972 season. The Chiefs winning their first game in the arena.
Arrowhead has been a popular stadium ever since and always attracts a good crowd. Improvements to the playing surface were completed in 1994, replacing the original artificial surface with real turf.
Arrowhead is known for giving visiting teams an extremely loud reception. The fan base is very passionate and try to make as much noise as possible. In a game against the Denver Broncos in 1990, there was the threat of a penalty if the crowd did not tone it down. In October 2013, the world record for the loudest stadium crowd was set at Arrowhead Stadium. After having the record broken, the Arrowhead Stadium crowd promptly set it again.
As well as NFL games, there have been many college football games held at the stadium, including a number of championship games in the Big 12 Conference. There have also been soccer events, with the MLS team the Kansas City Wizards playing there until 2007.
Renovation work at the Arrowhead Stadium
A plan to renovate Arrowhead Stadium was approved by voters in Jackson County in 2006 and the renovation work began in October 2007. It was completely finished in time for the 2010 season.
The Chiefs’ lease at Arrowhead Stadium was extended until 2031.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have been playing in the region since 1963 and have won two Super Bowls. The first of these wins came in 1969, and the second in 2019. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the team to victory over the San Francisco 49ers. They have only won one AFC Championship.
Betting on games at the Arrowhead Stadium
You will be hard-pressed to find a louder fan atmosphere than at Arrowhead Stadium. This creates a great experience no matter if you are there in the flesh or watching on television. You can watch the exciting, expansive play that the Kansas City Chiefs are known for. This provides plenty of betting opportunities for you to avail of.
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