DESCRIPTION: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is home to the two-time Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. After a massive renovation completed before the 2010 season, visitors to the stadium 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
HOURS: Ticket representatives are available from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Saturdays before home games. The ticket office can be reached at 816-920-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMISSION: Tickets may be purchased at chiefs.com/tickets or through Ticketmaster and ticketmaster.com.
ANNUAL ATTENDANCE: 600,000+
HISTORY: The Chiefs played their inaugural game at the stadium on Aug. 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 2006, Jackson County, Missouri taxpayers approved a 3/8 cent sales tax, which raised approximately $212.5 million for improvements at the facility. Additionally, the state of Missouri provided $37.5 million and the Hunt family contributed $125 million to the project. The renovations began in January 2007 and were completed in time for the start of the 2010 season. The improvements helped GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium 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 the footprint and 50% more concession stands and 80% more restrooms.
In 2009, the venue completed the installation of a multimillion-dollar integrated system from Daktronics. Two high-definition video displays were retrofitted into the existing football-shaped displays in both end zones. Approximately 1,625 feet of digital ribbon board technology was also installed in the stadium.
The venue has undergone a number of additional improvements since the renovated stadium opened in 2010 to better connect fans and provide the best gameday experience in the NFL. The team installed a stadium-wide Wi-Fi network, made technology upgrades to the end zone scoreboards, remodeled the Team Store, upgraded suites and completed a three-year seat replacement project throughout the whole stadium.
WHERE TO EAT: 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.
DID YOU KNOW: The energy of Chiefs fans helped GEHA Field at 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 department at email@example.com.
PARKING: General stadium parking can be purchased in advance on a single-game basis for $45 and can be purchased on chiefs.com/parking. The gates open 4 hours prior to kickoff.
PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Luke Shanno, corporate communications manager, 816-920-4351, firstname.lastname@example.org