The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional football team that compete in the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League (NFL). The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans and was a founding member of the American Football League. The team relocated to Kansas in 1963 and adopted their current name. The team had the most success while members of the AFL and won three championships and one Super Bowl title in 1969. However, major success has alluded the team since they joined the NFL following the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Let’s find out where the Chiefs play their home games.
Where do the Kansas City Chiefs play?
Since 1972 the Chiefs have played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium, although it is usually simply known as Arrowhead. The stadium was built in 1972 at a cost of $43 million and recently renovated at a cost of $375 million. The initial capacity of the stadium was just over 78,000, which was increased to more than 79,000 in 1995. However, after the renovations were completed in 2010 the capacity has been reduced to 76,416. Despite this, it is the fourth largest stadium in the NFL in terms of seating capacity. The surface of arrowhead is natural grass, which replaced the AstroTurf surface in 1994. Arrowhead stadium is mostly used for football games, but is sometimes hosts other events such as concerts.
Prior to the opening of Arrowhead Stadium the Chiefs played at Municipal Stadium, which was a multi-use baseball and football stadium. When there were located in Dallas the team played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium.
Did you know?
Kansas City was originally awarded the rights to host Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. However, this was on the condition that it had a climate controlled stadium. A roof was part of the plan for the Arrowhead Stadium renovation, but was defeated by the voters. This meant that the city withdrew the application to host the Super Bowl.