Sportbook Feature - Stadiums of the NFL
Stadiums of the NFL. Your ticket to every NFL stadium
from the past to the future. Also check out our
Team Resources including stats, headlines, news,
weather, articles, recommended football bet websites
and team transactions.
West - Kansas City Chiefs -
One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 64129
Name: Arrowhead Stadium
Home Team: Kansas City Chiefs
PLAYING SURFACE: GRASS
YEAR OPENED: 1972
Today, after over three decades of existence, Arrowhead
Stadium remains one of the finest stadiums in the
NFL. After spending several years playing at an
aging Municipal Stadium it was time for a new stadium
for both the Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals (MLB).
Originally, in the mid 1960’s officials planned
on building a single, multipurpose stadium. However
the idea was scrapped. Kansas City officials then
decided to build two stadiums, one for the Royals
and one for the Chiefs. This idea also called for
the world's first rolling stadium roof. In 1967
voters approved a plan to build two stadiums. Construction
on the stadiums began soon after. However, the rolling
roof for the stadiums was scrapped because of project
After more than three years of construction, the
stadium was completed in time for the start of the
1972 season. The facility was named Arrowhead Stadium.
The Kansas City Chiefs played their first game at
Arrowhead Stadium on August 12, 1972 against the
St. Louis Cardinals. When the stadium opened it
was way ahead of its time.
In other cities across the country, multipurpose
facilities were being constructed. Over 70,000 red
and gold seats in three tiers, enclosed the entire
Astroturf playing surface in 1972. Since its opening,
Arrowhead Stadium has underwent numerous improvements.
In 1984, officials discussed adding a dome to Arrowhead
Stadium. However, the idea was scrapped because
of project costs. In 1991 a JumboTron was added
above the upper deck rim past the south endzone.
In 1994, the Astroturf was removed and replaced
with grass, giving Arrowhead Stadium its modern
day look. Arrowhead Stadium has several amenities,
including the Arrowhead Club, over 10,000 club seats,
and 80 luxury suites. Arrowhead Stadium continues
to sell out every game, and is one of the NFL’s
loudest stadiums. Currently, the Chiefs are trying
to lobby to get funds approved for numerous upgrades
at Arrowhead Stadium.
Bet on the Chiefs to win the SuperBowl - Click
To Stadium Index or NFL
Opened: August 12, 1972
Cost: $43 Million
Architect: Kivett and Meyers
On Football Writer Ray Monohan is an NFL analyst
with 10+ years of experience covering the
NFL. He provides a great perspective on the
NFL with player and team insight unmatched
in the NFL football wager industry.