ARROWHEAD STADIUM

Arrowhead Stadium

DESCRIPTION: Arrowhead Stadium is home to the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. After a massive renovation completed before the 2010 season, visitors to Arrowhead can experience modern facilities in addition to the proud history and tradition of Chiefs football.

ADDRESS: One Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City, Mo. 64129 

LOCATION: 15 minutes east of downtown Kansas City

PHONE: 816-920-4237

WEB SITE: chiefs.com/stadium 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook-Arrowhead Stadium, Twitter-@ArrowheadEvents

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tailgating before Chiefs games is a Kansas City tradition. On game days, the stadium opens its parking lots 4 ½ hours prior to kickoff and visitors come early to tailgate outside the stadium before the games.
  • Fans can relive the most exciting moments in Chiefs and AFL history at the Chiefs Hall of Honor, which opened in fall 2010. Exhibits include the Super Bowl IV, AFL Championship and American Bowl trophies, Municipal Stadium memorabilia, a journey through Lamar Hunt’s creation of the AFL, a virtual locker room featuring Chiefs Hall of Famers and more.
  • Arrowhead Stadium frequently hosts collegiate games. Past contests include the Big 12 Championship, the Border Showdown between the University of Kansas and University of Missouri, K-State vs. Iowa State and numerous Fall Classic games featuring MIAA universities.
  • Arrowhead is also host to several major concerts and entertainment events each year. Recent and future performances include The Rolling Stones, U2, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Kenny Chesney. Please check the Arrowhead box office for more information.

HOURS: The ticket office is open Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. It is also open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Saturdays before Sunday home games.

ADMISSION: Tickets may be purchased at chiefs.com/tickets or at the Box Office located near Founder’s Plaza on the north side of the stadium. Tickets for all individual home games are also available through Ticketmaster.

ANNUAL ATTENDANCE: 600,000+

HISTORY: The Chiefs played the inaugural game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 12, 1972, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Since then, the stadium has had numerous improvements. In 1991, a state-of-the-art JumboTron screen was installed, and from 1994 to 1996 other multi-million dollar projects helped to modernize and expand the stadium and its facilities. In 1994, after several investigations into the feasibility of building a rolling roof or dome over the stadium, Arrowhead continued its open-air arrangement and added a natural playing surface. 

In April of 2006, Jackson County, Missouri taxpayers approved a 3/8 cent sales tax, which raised approximately $212.5 million for improvements on Arrowhead. Additionally, the state of Missouri provided $37.5 million and the Hunt family contributed $125 million to the project. The renovations began in January of 2007 and were completed in time for the start of the 2010 season. The improvements helped Arrowhead maintain its longstanding status as one of the top venues for fans to experience the excitement of collegiate or NFL football. The renovation included the construction of the Ford Fan Zone on top of the upper deck on the south side of the stadium. This level included a new press box, premium seats and luxury suites. The expansion added 500,000 square feet to Arrowhead and 50% more concession stands and 80% more restrooms.

In 2009, Arrowhead Stadium completed the installation of a multimillion-dollar integrated system from Daktronics (based in Brookings, South Dakota). Two high-definition video displays were retrofitted into the existing football-shaped displays in both end zones. Approximately 1,625 feet (495 m) of digital ribbon board technology was also installed in the stadium.

WHERE TO GET LUNCH: Concession stands offering a variety of foods are located throughout the stadium.

WHAT’S NEARBY: The neighboring Kauffman Stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Missouri’s largest indoor water resort, CoCo Key, is also nearby. 

DID YOU KNOW: The energy of Chiefs fans helped Arrowhead Stadium set the Guinness World Record for the Loudest Outdoor Stadium, reaching 142.2 decibels during a Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots on Sept. 29, 2014.

GROUPS: To order tickets for groups of 20 or more, contact Kurt Whitlow, group sales manager at grouptickets@chiefs.nfl.com.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the north: Take I-29/I-35 south and merge onto I-70 east. Take the stadium exit at Blue Ridge Cutoff. The stadium is on the right.

From the south: Take US-71 or I-35 north to I-435 east/north. Take the stadium exit. The stadium is on the left.

From the east: Take I-70 west and take the stadium exit at Blue Ridge Cutoff. The stadium is on the right.

From the west: Take I-70 east and take the stadium exit at Blue Ridge Cutoff. The stadium is on the right.  

PARKING: General stadium parking is $30 per game when purchased for the full season. General parking can be purchased in advance on a single-game basis for $35. Parking on gameday is $60, cash only. Oversized vehicle parking is $70 when purchased in advance and is $100 cash only on gameday. The gates open 4 ½ hours prior to kickoff.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Luke Shanno, corporate communications manager, 816-920-4351, LShanno@chiefs.nfl.com

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