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Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium is one of a two-stadium structure, named the Truman Sports Complex.

Original Ground Breaking: July 11, 1968
Date Built: 1972
Ownership: Jackson County Sports Complex Authority (Kansas City Chiefs)
Surface: Grass
Seating: 79,101
Luxury Suites: 80 Suites
Club Seats: 10,199
Cost of Construction: $13,847,294 (1970)
Stadium Architect: Kivett and Meyer (Colorado-based architect: Charles Deaton)
Population Base: 2,500,000
On Site Parking: 26,000
Nearest Airport: 35 Miles

The Home of the CHIEFS!

Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 1972-Present
Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 1996-Present

Former Tenants:
Kansas City Spurs (NASL)

The stadium is located at the intersection of I-435 and I-70. It's address is:

1 Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 64129

The stadium can be contacted at:
816.920.9400 (phone)
816.924.4570 (fax) (email)

Table of contents
1 History
2 Other facts
4 Related links


A $102 million voter-approved sports complex bond issue in 1967 stated that a plan originally for a single, multi-purpose, domed stadium (it would have been the world's first rolling stadium roof), but this was later discarded (due to conflicting design elements, seating capacity concerns, prohibitive costs, and project delays). Kansas City officials then constructed two stadiums, one for kansas city baseball and another for football. The stadiums are the first of their kind. The Chiefs staff, led by Jack Steadman, helped develop the complex. Construction began in 1968.

Arrowhead was completed for the 1972 season. On August 12, 1972, Arrowhead Stadium became the home of the Chiefs after Municipal Stadium was abandoned in 1971. The Chiefs first game at Arrowhead Stadium was against the Cardinals (Chiefs 24, St. Louis Cardinals 14).

In 1984, the Jackson County Sports Authority reevaluated the concept of a dome (a fabric one). The concept was disreguarded as being unnecessary and financially impractical. In 1991, a JumboTron screen was installed. In 1994 other improvements were made and a grass playing surface was installed, replacing the original artificial turf.

Other facts

Arrowhead is one of the National Football League's loudest stadiums.

Arrowhead has a consecutive sell-out record of 100 times (dating to the opener in 1990). [ed. as of 2002]

The largest crowd to see a game in Arrowhead Stadium is 82,094 (vs. Oakland Raiders; November 4, 1972).


"[Arrowhead is] the most revolutionary, futuristic, sports complex I have ever seen." - George Halas

"It took courage to sell the citizens of Kansas City on the twin park plan. But they bought it because they want the best." - Hal Lebovitz

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