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New Arrowhead Stadium is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Recently, a $375 million renovation project to the stadium is being completed. From 1996 to 2007, the Major League Soccer team the Kansas City Wizards used Arrowhead Stadium. Since 1972, Arrowhead Stadium has been the home stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs. Check out the striking photos of New Arrowhead Stadium as well as video below.
As the new Arrowhead stadium has come up with fantastic architecture and beauty, Residents of Kansas City must be proud of it. On Monday night when the stadium was seen by people all over the country, the local residents were feeling arrogant of it. The Kansas City Chiefs ushered that night in a dramatic pre-game celebration loaded with ties to the Kansas City region and nods to both the past and the future of Arrowhead Stadium. Also the show honored the late Lamar Hunt (founder of the Kansas City Chiefs). The stadium lights at Arrowhead went down at 8:55 p.m. to specify the commencement of the show, which included lasers, pyrotechnics, a stirring video tribute and a military flyover.
Arrowhead Stadium details
- Date Opened: August 12, 1972
- Major Renovation: 2010
- Ownership (Management): Jackson County Sports Complex Authority
- Operator: Kansas City Chiefs
- Surface:AstroTurf (1972-1993), Grass (1994-present)
- Architect: Kivett and Myers
- Capacity: 77,000
- Cost of Construction: $150 Million
- Cost of Renovation: $375 Million
History of the stadium
Talks began about building a new stadium in 1963 following the Kansas City Chiefs moving to Kansas City. In 1968, construction started on Arrowhead Stadium which originally had plan for a first ever stadium rolling roof. Later the roof plans were scrapped after construction was delayed. The stadium was opened in 1972 as the Chiefs played the St. Louis Cardinals. In North America, it is the 24th largest stadium and fourth largest NFL Stadium in seating capacity.
The Chiefs pronounced final plans for the renovation of Arrowhead Stadium that would cost $375 million on August 15, 2007. Due to an additional payment by the Hunt family, which initially had intended to donate just $75 million, the cost was increased by $50 million. The renovated stadium features the Chiefs Hall of Honor, at present recognized as the Chiefs Hall of Fame, a tribute to Lamar Hunt, and horizon level seating in which luxury suite owners will be sitting outdoors. The building as of this time will not be renamed although the stadium is referred to as "New Arrowhead Stadium".
Some fast facts about Arrowhead Stadium
- Construction on Arrowhead Stadium was completed for the 1972 season and on August 12th 1972; The Chiefs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 24–14 in the first game at Arrowhead Stadium.
- Arrowhead Stadium hosted the Pro Bowl on January 20, 1974.
- The Jackson County Sports Authority re-evaluated the concept of a dome (a fabric one) in 1984.
- Two Diamond Vision screens shaped as footballs were installed in 1991. Other improvements in 1994 were made and a grass playing surface was installed, replacing the original AstroTurf artificial turf.
- Arrowhead became home to the Kansas City Wizards with the formation of Major League Soccer in 1996.
- Arrowhead has hosted the Border Showdown between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers since 2007. This will continue until at least 2012.
- Since its opening in 1972, the 2007 game drew a near-record 80,537 fans, the 2nd largest crowd.
To the great traditions of the NFL, Arrowhead Stadium is a throwback, an open air stadium where the fans brave the elements right along with the players. Arrowhead Stadium is well-known as being one of the loudest and most threatening places to play for an opposing team. Chicago Bears owner George Halas called Arrowhead Stadium “the most revolutionary, futuristic, sports complex I have ever seen.”
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Take a look on the improvements made in Arrowhead Stadium:
Chiefs Sports Lab: a first-of-its kind in-stadium learning center that is dedicated to teaching children the importance of nutrition and fitness.
Founder's Plaza: Centerpiece is a nine-foot heroic statue of Lamar Hunt by noted sculptor Bruce Wolfe.
Team Store: Over seven times larger than the previous team store location and offers fans an extended variety of merchandise options.
Founder's Club: Membership available to all season ticket holders for this 10,000 square foot club.
Horizon Level: Upper level fans on the home sideline now have access to their own bars, restrooms and concessions at no extra charge.
Signature Suites: Improved features and amenities, including lounge spaces and concession areas.
Fans First Booths: Enhance fan service and ensure a great game day experience.
East and West Tower Clubs: Live cooking stations, dessert stations and buffets offered every game day.
North Club: Great for special events with a three-screen projector video system.
Foolish Club: Themed backdrop honors the eight original AFL owners and the eight original AFL team logos.
Club IV: Features a panorama of photos from the Chiefs Super Bowl IV victory over the Vikings.
Hall of Honor: 28,000 square foot interactive museum free of charge to all fans on game days.
New Press Box: Has more than 100 more desktop work spaces than in the old press box.
Sprint Quadrant: Will feature Chiefs Fans inspired environmental graphics and an interactive display for fan enjoyment.
The Penthouse Suite: Premium seating that features a large central bar and 13 high definition TVs with spectacular views of the action.
Hy-Vee Hot Quadrant: In the central ramp area, features a 40-foot custom-fabricated stage available for live entertainment and pregame events.
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